Dye/Create day - handmade embellishments for textile art
This is a fun and unique workshop exploring the potential of creating your own handmade embellishments using a variety of processes and materials. Through experimenting with dyeing, painting and hand printed techniques - contemporary embroidery artist Jessica Grady will teach how to turn waste and unconventional materials into beautiful and exciting embellishments to use within hand embroidery.
The day will begin by hand dyeing a variety of synthetic materials such as make up sponges, tile spacers and cable ties - along with other plastic or recycled materials. Jessica will show you how to create various effects with the dye to achieve interesting and exciting results. This will be followed by experimenting with painting a variety of metal embellishments using fabrics as stencils to achieve various patterns. Jessica will also show you how to use a selection of printing processes such as foil and heat bonding to create final effects on embellishments of your choice.
A light lunch and all materials are included in the ticket price - please wear something that can get messy! The day will involve lots of standing for the morning part. I suggest if you would like to experiment with dyeing/printing other recycled or mixed media bits and pieces, please feel free to bring them along to include in your piece of work. This could include things such as; plastic packaging/wrappings, found materials, broken jewellery bits etc.
Venue and Travel info
Venue and Travel info
The workshop will be held in the Art Room - which is upstairs in Clements Hall. The venue is fully accessible and is located in central York. There are several transport and parking options.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is an easy 10 mins walk from York station and is a 5 min walk form the Park and Ride Bus route from the Designer Outlet, there is also ample free parking opposite the venue for workshop attendees.
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring messy clothes! I suggest if you would like to experiment with dyeing/printing other recycled or mixed media bits and pieces, please feel free to bring them along to include in your piece of work. This could include things such as; plastic packaging/wrappings, found materials, broken jewellery bits etc.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Any questions send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org