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Surface Design – Sponge Printing
Join Linda in this set of two videos where she demonstrates how effective stamping with compressed sponge can be. This technique is suitable for use on both paper and fabric, but in this class Linda will focus on taking the ideas into fabric and will make a cushion from her stamped fabric that has stitch and beading to enhance the lovely printed texture.
Printed Patchwork Details
Join Linda in this set of two videos where she demonstrates how basic block printing techniques can be combined with traditional patchwork to simplify the piecing and create visually complex designs. We think these ideas can be applied to lots of different designs and will appeal to anyone who would like to add a really individual touch to their traditional quilt making.
Tyvek Embellishments and Beads
Join Linda in two videos where she demonstrates how to make useful and attractive embellishments for textile based mixed media work using a packaging material which is often simply discarded. You will probably already have most of the bits and pieces you’ll need to make the beads she uses for jewellery or to attach to hand made books as a decorative bookmark. Finally she distresses Tyvek to make fernlike appliqué motifs to upcycle an empty chocolate box.
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I Blame My Mother!
Linda thinks her mother's experimental approach to a fashion dilemma makes a lot of sense!
BP Portrait Award 2018
Join Linda to get a taste of the 2018 BP Portrait Award exhibited at Wolverhampton Art Gallery until November 30th.
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