Friday, June 5, 2009

Textile Workshops at the Gatehouse Gallery, Co. Louth

A series of textile workshops will be taking place over the next 6 months at the Gatehouse Gallery, Millmount Craft Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth. The workshops offer professional courses for the beginner and the experienced in the creative textile arts.
The workshops are facilitated by Rachel Tinniswood and Mel Bradley both professional artist/designers and educators. All courses will follow an experimental approach to learning and will be tailored to suit those attending.

The Gatehouse Gallery is a working studio, well equipped with on-site parking.
Class sizes are limited.

Textile Workshop Programme
Millmount Craft Centre
Co. Louth.

Contact: Mel Bradley 0863712727

Programme of forth coming workshops:

Silk Paper Making - Saturday 13th June 2009 from10am-4pm.
Learn to make silk paper using raw silk fibres, found objects and threads. Participants will make plain and textured “fabric –like” papers. These papers can be used in textile art, collage work, painting and 3dimensional forms. €75 (including a material pack).

“Flower Power” Felting. Saturady 27th June 2009. 10am-4pm.
Learn to make felt flowers using pure wool fibres. This workshop will introduce participants to the wonderful world of felt making. By the end of the day you will be going home with a number of felted flowers that can be used to decorate bags, use as corsages and hair clips. €75 ( including a material pack)

Felt Making Workshop: Saturday 5th September. 10-4pm
Make a Nuno Felt Scarf in a day. The Japanese Art of Nuno felting fuses wool fibres and silk together to create beautiful fabrics.
€85 (including a material pack).

Hand Painted Silks: Saturday 26th September 2009 10am -4pm
Learn to paint on 100% silk. This workshop will introduce participants to the art of silk painting. The course will explore the different types of silks as well as teaching the basics of colour mixing. Painted silks can be used in fashion and wall art.
€85 (including a material pack)

Transfer Printing: Saturday 17th October 2009 10am-4pm
Experimental workshop: Have fun printing/transferring your designs onto fabrics using transfer inks. Make cards and wall art.
€75 (including a material pack)

3Dimensional Felting: Saturday 14th November 2009.
At this workshop you will learn how to make 3dimensional objects. Go home with your own felted bag or bowl.
€75 (including a material pack).

Hand Made Paper Making: Saturday 12th December 2009
Make your own handmade paper using recycled paper, cotton, silk, bamboo and found objects. Participants will learn the basic techniques of paper making. Make cards and wall art pieces combining dried flowers and other plant materials into wet pulp. Due to the slow drying process these papers will need to be transported while wet and dried at home.
€75 (including a material pack)

Further information and Booking:
  • All workshops are run for small groups so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please bring protective clothing (apron, gloves etc.), a notebook and any design ideas you may have.
  • A non-refundable booking deposit of €40 is required to secure a place on the workshop.
  • Full payment is due a week before the workshop commences.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before the workshop an alternative date will be offered.
If you are interested in an individually designed workshop tailored to suit you are a group are available. Master Classes for the experienced artist/designer are also available on request.

Contact: Mel Bradley 0863712727

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