Workshop Requirements

4th February Gillian Barr “Dare to Dream”

Start time:  10 o’clock in the Lagan room
  • Cotton dress weight velvet in a dark colour 50 cm +50 cm
  • Silk fabric 2 pieces 25cms  WOF in toning colours
  • Hand and machine embroidery threads
  • Beads and sequins
  • Wadding 1 metre square
  • Bondaweb 50 cms  wide
  • Iron on fine woven interfacing for silk
  • Masking tape I inch wide
  • Hairdryer to dry stencilled fabric
  • Kitchen roll
  • Plastic to protect tables
  • General sewing equipment

Please Note for Gillian’s Workshop:  Angelina stencils and fabric paints will be available at a small extra cost.

4th March –Loosen up —Janet McCallum

  • Fabric –assorted scraps  5″or4″squares
  • Plains or patterns all cotton at least 10different
  • 1yd accent fabric
  • Sewing machine rotary cutter and mat etc
  • Iron and ironing mat
7th April — Catherine Quinn

1/2day workshop indigo dying and shibori

8th April –Clare Taggart  [This is fully booked at the moment but you can join a waiting list]
Summer Garden using fabric paint chalks charcoal and stitch
Start time:  10 o’clock in the Lagan room
  •   Sewing machine with free motion foot and open toe foot
  • Threads ,greens ,pinks, yellows etc
  • 2 A4 pieces of white fabric
  • A4 piece heavy weight iron on vilene
  • Hair dryer can of hair spray
  • Table protector

All other equipment will be provided by Clare paints, chalks, charcoal, etc

Clare will provide images for you to work from, but if you have something in particular that you would like to do bring along the image.

6th May — Joke Buursma
Working with oil sticks on fabric.
  • Markal Oil Stiks (A range will be available to use at the workshop)
  • Drawing paper 9 A4 Sketchbook 
    • Exercises in colouring
    • Making stencils
  •  Nine pieces of fabric, each approx 10 x 10 inches
    •                 3 X white or cream or any other almost white colour
    •                 3 x black or navy or any other very dark colour
    •                 3 x different printed fabrics, any colour
  • Three prepared mini quilts each 10 x 10 inches(no need for binding but layered with wadding and backing and quilted
    Mini quilts to be quilted with free motion or straight stitch patterns. Any designs are fine, below are just examples. The stitching lines need to be spaced closely together, between 5/8 inch and 1 inch apart.

    •                 One in a plainish very light fabric
    •                 One very dark fabric (plainish)
    •                 One printed fabric

    •  Firm brush with thick bristles
    •  3 x smallish, 3 x medium, 3 x toothbrushes
  • STENCILS, if you have them       We will also make stencils from paper
  • SMALL CRAFT KNIFE for cutting stencils
  • RUBBING MATERIAL – anything that has a texture, for example
    • textured wallpaper, grids, meshes, print blocks, rubbing plates, netting fabric, washers. Have a look in your shed or attic…
  • CLEANING PRODUCT with the word ‘degreaser’ in it, to be used for cleaning your hands, brushes, the table etc

Here are some examples of Joke’s [pronounced Yoka] work – explore her website for more information.