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Creative Textiles & Painting Courses 2017:

Our 2017 textiles courses have been fully subscribed for some time, however, we have just released our 2018 textiles courses programme.

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn: 20th - 27th May 2017:

Jan  & Jean

Rags to Riches - Constructing Cloths:

Inspired by the colours and textures of Préniac, students will combine a range of materials to construct a set of unique cloths that capture the essence of the locality.

Inspiration will include organic, architectural or even historical images.

Techniques may include hand and machine stitching or the use of the embellisher as appropriate.

This will be Jan & Jean's second visit to Studio Préniac.

This course is now full.

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Ruth Issett: 10th - 17th June 2017:

Ruth Issett

Consider Colour:

Working with a carefully selected palette of colour, this fabric based course will offer the chance to discover the potential of dynamic colour.

Using simple dyeing and printing techniques, students will initially explore a unique and personal colour collection. Their collections will be used to create personal nuggets of colour by carefully combining different colourful ingredients.

These colourful nuggets will be the starting point for a collection of colour related explorations incorporating layering and stitch. Consideration of proportion, surface, texture and colour intensity will be an important element of this course and will give opportunities for students to connect with their own working practice.

This course will include the use of:-

• Use a selection of un dyed fabrics – such as cotton organdie, silk chiffon, silk crepeline, linen, silk satin, spun rayon. Plus black organdie.

• Procion Mx dyes (small bucket/plastic bag immersion dyeing and direct dye painting)

• Use of simple printing using either thickened dye or fabric paint

• Hand and machine stitch

• Surface hand stitch

This will be Ruth's eighth visit to Studio Préniac.

This course is now full.

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Gwen Hedley: 16th - 23rd September 2017:

Gwen Hedley

Beneath the Surface:

During this course, we will fully explore the exciting potential of layering. Layers can conceal and reveal, can be aged and eroded, crisp and sharp, obvious or subtle, or can disappear altogether, leaving interesting remains!

We can build up or dig down to create unique surfaces and structures.

Layering with colour, cloth, stitch, and a variety of media, we will make interesting and exciting 2D, 3D or relief textile pieces.

Using hand and/or machine stitch, you can expect to develop new work, with your own individual approaches, along with a bank of ideas for future pieces.

Personal tutorials will be frequent and on-going, leading to fruitful and positive experiences.

The course is suitable for all levels of experience, and an open mind and a sense of adventure is a distinct advantage!

This will be Gwen's fourth visit to Studio Préniac.

This course is now full.

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