Granary Studio

Inspirational Classes with Experienced Tutors

Mind The Gap – Metal and Stitch

Mind The Gap - Metal and Stitch


September 9, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Mind The Gap is tutored by Alysn Midgelow Marsden. For more information about Alysn, visit her own website


Use techniques to colour metals, create a panel with simple, bold lines and use machine stitching on soluble fabric. Enhance this with beads and other embellishments before dissolving the fabric away to reveal a rich surface combining thread, beads and the shine of a metallic surface. We will explore a selection of interesting hand stitches and wires for the detailing.
Your design inspiration could be taken from patterns you are working on or have used before. The technique is especially suited to images of water, bark, close-up plant patterns and forms, or patterns from embroidery designs.
It would be a great time to develop or perfect your free machining techniques. If you are a hand stitcher, don’t despair – the workshop can be taken without a sewing machine, though you will make a smaller piece using faggoting, other linking stitches or adding a background fabric to support the metal.

Dates, please take careful note

Monday 9 September 2024 from 10.00 until 16.00


Mind The Gap fee is £120. You should pay the deposit of £60 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


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Further Information 

Please note, this workshop can be combined with the 2 day workshop, Slash and  Burn, that follows on 10 and 11 september

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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