Textile Basket and Slow Stitching Bundle
Learn to use your craft stash and recycled fabrics to make beautiful textile works.
These two workshop focus on textiles and the use of up cycled textiles.
Textile Baskets - In this workshop you will learn how to create beautiful coiled baskets made from your fabric stash, spare clothes or thrifted materials.
The course will cover the following topics.
- What tools you'll need
- What fabrics you can use
- How to create a colour pallet and work with texture
- Starting a basket
- Keeping your basket flat, firm and how to shape it
- Finishing off your basket
Note: This course also includes left handed examples of all instructions (this course only)
Slow Stitching includes
Hand stitching has been used in many cultures such as the Japanese Boro, Indian Kantha, hand stitched quilts, making and mending clothing and textiles. We are now connecting with these old traditions to create beautiful works.
Explore this slow stitching process where we reuse fabrics and clothes. We will explore texture, stitch and colour to create new old-look textile pieces, which could be, an art piece, a stitch journal, a bag or even an item of clothing.
The workshop covers
What you will need
Uses for Slow Stitching
Sourcing and choosing your fabrics
How to create 10 different stitches
Working with colour
Choosing your fabric
Creating stitched circles
Putting in a zip and making a loop
Finding Inspiration and Working with your Ideas
Please note these creative workshops are for personal use only and are not to be used or replicated in a commercial manner. By enrolling in a Craft School Oz online course you agree to this.
Ruth has always been a crafter - and one that loves to pass on her love for creating. She trained as a clothing designer in the UK, working with textiles and fashion warehouses. When she came to Australia she graduated from Box Hill TAFE with a Diploma of Visual Arts and then completed a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development at Monash University.
She has taught art and crafts at a tertiary level and also through community education programs, some in very remote areas. She strongly believes in the need to facilitate opportunities for creative workshops in rural and regional communities. She knows first hand that people in these areas often don't often get the chance to participate in events like these, and being able to explore creativity in a supportive, safe space is an essential part of life.
Her interest in teaching, craft, and supporting regional areas became the perfect foundation for what is now this wonderful crafty community. And now bringing online workshops means everyone can access what she teaches.