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Welcome to DesignMatters TV
Think of DesignMatters TV as your personal online design school! Presented by artists and experienced tutors, Linda and Laura Kemshall, DMTV is a vast library of video workshops covering subjects as wide ranging as altered books and watercolour painting to surface design, art quilting and sketchbooks.
Foiling on Fabric
Learn how to foil shapes on fabric. In this workshop Linda will show you two fast and easy methods to add some metallic gleam to your fabric. See her samples and also how she's used the techniques in her quilts.
Painted Patchwork Gift Box
There's nothing nicer than a thoughtfully presented, handmade gift and with that in mind we hope you enjoy working along to paint your own patchwork inspired wooden gift box. The lucky recipient might be hard pressed to decide whether they like the gift, or the box best!
New in the Classrooms
Be inspired by nature around you and collect leaves to use for plant printing. Linda will show you how to make beautiful contact prints on paper. Laura will demonstrate how to make simply structured, but endlessly creative concertina books to house your prints. Finally Linda shares her ideas for working back into your plant printed sketchbook to edit, refine and add detail. The result will be a truly unique record of the plant material you've collected and a fabulous sketchbook for inspiration and further development.
Birds are such an inspiration to us, whether it's big black crows in the fields, or the pretty garden birds that visit the feeders outside the studio. In this collection of workshops Linda will show you her methods for painting birds using acrylics on wooden panel and canvas. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced artist, Linda will guide you through, step by step.
Work along with Linda to make your own visual diary to document your observations and collections. Linda's focussing on one of her favourite subjects, moths, but your diary can document anything you like! In Linda's book you'll see a selection techniques used in combination to record what you find. There are three workshops in this collection.
Free Video Workshops
FREE – Altered Book: Nests and Eggs
A flip-through video of Linda's altered book Nests and Eggs.
FREE – Altered Book: Art is Food
A flip-through video of Linda's altered book Art is Food.
FREE – Plant Printing Concertina Books Flip-Through
A flip-through video two concertina books made using plant printed pages. See how Linda's worked into the plant prints with collage, drawing and painting.
Creative Sketchbooks, Foiling on Fabric, New Sketchbooks, Free Christmas Card, Christmas from Max & Rosie
Read our news for 5thDecember 2019, Creative Sketchbooks, Foiling on Fabric, Free Christmas Printables, Christmas Shopping with Max & Rosie
Painted Hands, Max & Rosie Dresses, Patchwork Painted Gift Box, David Bomberg
Read our news for 28th November 2019, Painted Hands, Dresses from Max & Rosie, Painted Patchwork Gift Box, David Bomberg
Paintbox Threads, Watercolour Rescue, Plant Printing, Painted Lace
Read our news for 21st November 2019, Paintbox Threads, Watercolour Rescue, Plant Printing and Painted Lace
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