Do you have a stash of textile treasures you've been collecting but are too afraid to use? Here's your chance! Tell a story with your treasures in a collaged fabric book format.
Each month you'll create a new page to add to the book. Explore textile techniques including applique, embroidery, collage and image transfer, and learn basic design layering concepts - learn new skills, revisit others. Once presented in book form, your treasures and mementoes will be transformed into a beautiful and personal keepsake of memories, stitch samples, collections, and swatches,
For those with no experience and those who want to play and take their skills further.
Date: Monthly, on the 4th Thursday of each month Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Class fee: $135 per class
Materials fee: $10 per class
About the Tutors: Andrea Taylor brings us 20 years' experience in fabric dyeing and a wealth of experience as a textile artist and teacher. Andrea is that rare creature, an expert who can think like a beginner - because good technique makes things easier forever. She's also creative, fun, and an inspiration to be around.
Robyn Steel-Stickland has a qualification in art therapy, with over 20 years' experience teaching crafts and textiles. She's also now spent over six years at the helm of Opendrawer. Robyn is expert in encouraging adults to play & explore more, and is the originator of our Art Play course, now in its 4th year.
Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Learn basic design layering concepts
- Learn or revisit a variety of textile embellishment techniques, including applique, embroidery, image transfer and collage
- Learn to tell a story with your own treasured fabrics
- Create individual textile-based memory pages each month
- Assemble your created pages into a keepsake book
- Your textile treasures
- A basic sewing kit, if you have one
- Tools for note-taking, if you like
- One or more photos for the image transfer technique
Comfortable clothes for crafting
Adults 18 years and older who want to learn to use their textile treasures to create a keepsake book
Vendor sincce 2015
Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.
At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.
You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more.
We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.
A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.
Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.