Not everything you stitch on needs to be fabric. Paper Fabric is a fun textile workshop to show you how to create stunning stitched surfaces using paper and other non-conventional materials.
Contemporary embroidery has banished all the traditional methods and constrictions about what you can and can't do. I often include substances such as paper, plastic and metal in my mixed-media textile art. The aim of this creative embroidery class is to show you how to create unique embroidered textiles from ordinary printer paper, newspapers and magazines, and other domestic materials.
Who is this aimed at?
Embroiderers, budding textile artists and quilters who are looking for something a bit different.
What will I learn? We will:
-create two or three designs by colouring plain white printer paper
-use magazines and newspapers for further designs
-learn bonding and laminating techniques to strengthen them for stitching
-embroider our paper fabric using ordinary utility stitches on a sewing machine, or free motion embroidery
-make a cover for a hard-backed notebook and discuss other ways to use our new ‘fabrics’ in textile art.