I am ever so pleased to welcome along Viv Sliwka of Hens Teeth to So Sew Pretty in July. It’s a rare chance to spend an inspiring day with her as she shares her original style and celebrates the art of stitch! A happy day of playing, making and stitching with other likeminded folks.
Viv creates delightful textile mixed media pieces with her recognisable illustrative style. Her work has evolved from a lifelong obsession with collecting vintage textiles, haberdashery and paper ephemera. She includes the daintiest hand embroidered stitches and hand painted details within her work. These charming textiles are then used to embellish purses, bags, needlecases and jewellery.
In this workshop Viv will teach you how to create your very own handstitched needlecase inspired by her individual style and the techniques that she loves to use. If you'd prefer not to make a needlecase she's happy for you to work on other textile pieces. Viv will bring along examples of her work on the day, that I am sure will give you lots of ideas to play with.
Using old and worn textiles, past their best, vintage linens and fabrics from our stash, you’ll embellish with decoration supplied by Viv. To make the piece more personal feel free to bring along your own textiles, fabrics, haberdashery etc. You’ll have fun showcasing the stitch, playing with layering, surface texture and the sheer joy of creating something new and useful from time worn and forgotten textiles.
All materials & fabrics are included in the workshop so just bring yourself. Tools of the trade are also on hand to use throughout the day. Plus a homemade lunch, tea, cake & teatime treats to keep you fuelled throughout the day.
LEVEL: All levels…beginners welcome.
MAKE & TAKE: Hand Stitched Needlecase
TUTOR: Viv Sliwka of Hens Teeth
VENUE: Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
PRICE: £75. A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required to confirm your place and remainder payment with be paid before the workshop.
DATE: TBC Hens Teeth will be returning next year to host a workshop, sign up to our mailing list or follow us on facebook to find out more details.
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