Nailsworth Community Workshop

Creative textiles

In this course you will be able to work with fabric print, stitch and texture, bridging the area between fine art and useful sewn objects. Techniques on offer will include block printing, repeat pattern- making, starch resist, batik, hot air tool, appliqué, felting, freehand embroidery, creative use of natural and found materials and basic sewing facilities to make simple household objects from the textiles you will have made, should you wish. The emphasis is on exploring and discovering the wide array of textiles that can be made by hand. It is also possible to print on paper and make cards and wrapping paper.

The course is taught by Textile Artist Grace de Berker.

Grace studied Drawing and Applied Arts in Bristol, which encouraged a very free and creative use of textiles. She encourages students to explore techniques she demonstrates and gradually builds upon the skills they gain, building confidence and an array of bespoke handmade textiles to take home.

Salvaging, layering, embellishing and printing in combination with hand and machine stitching, Grace’s approach to sewing encourages creative and exciting methods to producing textiles.

Grace’s current personal work uses materials that are often overlooked to produce beautiful engaging surfaces and objects.

Courses will be held on Mondays 10-1.

Call Grace for prices on 07539 548648