Albert Einstein said “creativity is intelligence having fun” and that is exactly what my workshops are – FUN. The importance of creative embroidery and textile art is to play with colour, texture and stitches and to experiment.  There is no such thing as a mistake, these are learning curves.  Creativity is therapy for the mind.

Dates for Upcoming Workshops:

October 2018

  • Wednesday 10th October – Mini Textile Landscapes Workshop aJust Quilting,  Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne.  This workshop runs from 10am-3pm.

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I can offer a variety of workshops for all ages and abilities.  I also give talks to a wide range of groups including Embroiderers Guilds, WI meetings and various craft groups.

Please contact me to discover a whole new world of textile art.

Here are some of the talks and workshops that have been popular  – please get in touch if you are interested in any of these or if you would like to create you own that would be fantastic.

Layered Textile Surfaces

Learn how to create textured surfaces through using fabric scraps and layering techniques and then encrust this with simple stitches using textured yarns and threads.

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French Knot Fantasy

A workshop dedicated to the beauty and texture of this one stitch. Through changing the thicknesses of the thread this stitch can create an array of pattern.  You will master this stitch and master the mindfulness and wonder of French Knots.

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Wax Lyrical

Transform plain fabrics with this fun surface decorative technique using wax crayons and bondaweb. Within this workshop you will also be encouraged to add additional surface decoration using simple hand embroidery.

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To Dye For

From tie dye to variegated yarns, this workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to achieve space dyed natural fabrics and threads using procion dyes.

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Freely Embroidered Circles

This is a simple workshop that is based on a couched technique.  Using textured yarns and simple hand embroidery this freely embroidered circle can be completed in a workshop.

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Manipulated Fabric Heart / Textures & Tucks

Learn how to manipulate fabrics to create surface texture using a range of fabrics and threads and different manipulation techniques to produce a textured piece of work.

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Mini Art Quilt

Learn how to make a mini art quit by using your fabric scraps creatively.  Learn how to make a fabric from strips.  Use free motion quilting and free machine embroidery to create a piece art.

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Creative Hand Embroidery

This workshop will introduce you to basic hand embroidery stitches and how to use them creatively.  You will learn how to use a range of textured threads and yarns to create hand embroidered flowers.

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From Fragments to Flowers

This workshop is dedicated to free machine embroidery.  You will learn how to produce textured fabrics with mixed media and then embellish these with free machine embroidered flowers.

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Mini Textile Landscapes 

These textile landscapes are made from layering small pieces of fabric and incorporate free machine embroidery and hand embroidery

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Talks – £75 plus travel expenses.  Each talk lasts for approximately one hour with samples and demonstrations of techniques throughout. After the talk you are invited to handle samples and discuss the work.

Workshops - £175 per day plus travel expenses

Workshops may be adjusted to suit individual requirements

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All techniques and patterns delivered through Kates Kloths workshops are subject to copyright