Information Sheet        Draw for Stitch      Tutor Amanda Hislop

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Free up and develop line drawing skills working through a series of simple drawing tasks exploring mark making as a creative tool to develop stitch language in free machine stitch techniques.

Class fees:  £150  A deposit of £75 will secure your place, with the balance to be paid when the course begins

Class size:  6 max

Dates:      2 days Sat/Sun 7&8 September ’19  10.00-16.00

Additional information:     Please bring your own Lunch, but teas, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day. please note there is no shop in the village

Requirements list

Draw to stitch, stitch to draw; develop free machine stitch skills through a series of experimental drawing and stitch samples, to increase confidence in the use of line as a language for stitch development in mixed media textiles.

We will consider what stitches can do; can the stitch be overlapped, worked in a line, worked in circles, in blocks, worked in several directions, in layers, be tight or loose, hold down threads or fabrics.

Skills and techniques:

* Mark making and drawing language

* Drawing with free machine stitch

Students – please bring with you:

* Sewing machine with drop feed and darning or embroidery foot

* Black, grey and neutral machine thread

* Spare machine needles

* Scissors

* Drawing pens and sketchbook

Materials provided by tutor:- The approximate cost of these will be £5 per student.

* Cotton rag paper

* Calico and cotton for stitch samples

* Paper and Vilene for backing stitch

* Drawing paper

* Tools for mark making

* Payne’s grey acrylic

* Pencils and biros

* Black ink

* Sketchbooks and mark making resources

* Threads for couching and adding layers