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Impressionist Inspiration in Textiles

Impressionist Inspiration in Textiles


September 18, 2024 - September 19, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Impressionist Inspiration in Textiles is tutored by Kate Findlay. For more information about Kate, visit her own website



Impressionist Inspiration in Textiles

DAY 1:

We will start by studying examples of Pointillism and Impressionism, particularly Monet’s Haystack series and Waterlilies.

Kate will demonstrate creating confetti, and using fabric paints to create a simple ground. Students will start to create a palette of colours based on a picture of their choice.

Small sample pieces will be made to experiment with the effects of colour mixes and possibly the addition of organzas or other materials. Kate will also demonstrate the use of Solvy as a means to hold the confetti in place.

Kate will take time to discuss individual projects and problems that might arise.

In the afternoon, the samples will be stitched by machine or hand to get a feel for how the stitching can modify the colours and shapes.

A bigger piece will be discussed for Day 2.

DAY 2:

Starting with white fabric, students will draw out their landscape and paint it roughly with fabric paints.  Whilst it is drying they will continue to create a palette of colours in confetti. If needed, fabric can be painted for this purpose too.

Students will work on their scenes with guidance from Kate, referencing Impressionist artwork and their own photos as needed.

Tulle/Solvy will be added and stitching will be added.

Towards the end of the session, all work will be reviewed and discussed, with consideration on how to take it forward to completion.

Dates, please take careful note

Wed/Thur 18 & 19 September 2024 from 10.00 until 16.00


Impressionist Inspiration in Textiles  fee is £170. You should pay the deposit of £85 to secure your place. On receipt of the deposit you will receive a confirmation email. The balance should be paid two weeks before the start of the course


Kate will bring:

Fabric paints, extra paintbrushes, Images and patterns to work from, white fabric, backing felt, wonderweb, Solvy, a fabric scrap box, tulle, coloured organzas.

Students will need:

A couple of paintbrushes, a china or plastic plate for mixing colours on, a rotary cutter with sharp blade, a quilters ruler, small cutting mat, fabric scissors,pins.

Scrap fabrics plain or patterned – ideally pastel shades

Containers for different colours of confetti – plastic takeaway trays/icecream tubs etc are ideal. You will need 6- 10 of these. Small plastic bags are useful if you want to take confetti home!

Sewing machine with free motion foot (embroidery/darning foot) a variety of good quality sewing threads – pastel and landscape colours.

If handsewing – a variety of embroidery threads and needles

Look at examples of Monet’s work – particularly his series of haystacks, trees, waterlilies etc.

Think about what sort of landscape you would like to create – bring reference photos to help you.

Further Information  Please bring your own lunch as there is no shop in the village, but tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day.

A list of b and b’s in the village, some walking distance   is available on request.

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