We are delighted to announce that we will be teaching
a *new* weekend workshop
FURTHER SEWING SKILLS WITH YOUR MACHINE
in the beautiful Mansion setting of West Dean College,
West Sussex on 3rd - 5th May 2013
'Build on basic sewing skills and learn some additional techniques during this productive and fun weekend. In addition to gaining further confidence using your sewing machine you will have the opportunity to make and attach bias binding, create piping, try your hand at gathering, sewing curved seams and simple appliqué. Put these new skills into practice by making a piped cushion with buttonhole or zip closure and apply bias binding and gathers to create a fabulous frilly pinny or butchers apron. A choice of additional projects will be included covering a variety of these techniques.
This is a next steps course for students who have basic sewing machine skills, can confidently thread their machine and sew straight stitches. It provides the opportunity to gain further experience and try some new techniques.
West Dean College is an internationally-renowned centre for study. The college provides MA degrees, diplomas and short courses for students of all abilities, from the beginner to the advanced professional practitioner from traditional and contemporary arts, crafts, writing, to gardening and music. Formerly the home of Edward James, patron of many surrealist artists including Dali and Magritte, the 19th-century flint-faced mansion has, for over 35 years, been home to the College. Students can stay in one of the 52 comfortably furnished bedrooms in the main house or at The Vicarage, a short walk away from the main house across the beautifully restored and cared for gardens.
West Deans' specialist workshops and studios are amongst the best equipped in the UK We will be teaching in one of the brightly naturally lit spacious first-floor art studios.
If you would like further information about the course or about West Dean please use the links below.