Beautiful Silks workshops present a 3 hour workshop, Thursday evening June 6th, starts at 5.30pm, 30 minute break for a meal at 7pm, then conclude at 9pm
Ruth Marshall Intarsia Knitting - intermediate and advanced knitters are taught the unconventional intarsia techniques that Marshall developed to create her textile pelts from zoo animals and specimens in museums.
Australian Ruth Marshall has a BFA/MFA in fine arts as a sculptor. After traveling to New York City for her studies, she worked at the Bronx Zoo, home of the Wildlife Conservation Society, in the exhibits department for fourteen years. Marshall now teaches drawing at the School of Visual Arts and devotes the majority of studio time to her art.
Sue Grandfield is a terrific teacher - as well as being a most creative person on all things knitting especially.
You will learn the skill of knitting socks from the toe up,
f you want to learn how to make good nuno felt, in a fun instructional way, you will be well catered for in this class. Bev Mann is a feltmaker and artist who is very interested in teaching and sharing her skills. Suitable for beginners, you will leave this class with one completed scarf, and the knowledge of how to make many more. Saturday June 29th 2013 Bev Mann
Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch is in love with the ancient medium beeswax and practices the art of encaustic painting. Learn this ancient medium, during a four day workshop. Marion Hera Gorr of Beautiful Silks has atrtended a workshop with Patricia in 2012 and she can relate to you that no one wanted to go home at all. Patricia is a generous and knowledgable tutor, very humble and grounded in her skill. Join us and share the joy of encaustic wax painting.
Participants in these workshops will learn the principles of combining knitting and crochet together in a freeform, multi-directional manner. Many stitches, motifs and unusual techniques that work well for this style of fabric design will be studied and tried. By practicing new ways of crocheting onto knitting and knitting directly into crochet, students will discover the best methods for combining stitches and joining pieces together.
Marion is offering a one day 2 part workshop - part one, Ombre dyeing. In the afternoon you'll learn pyramid dyeing, in one session, creating colour in many textures, making bases for your textile works. August 31st 2013 Code MHG06
Marion Gorr and Saskia Baur Scmid of Beautiful Silks will conduct a series of Felting workshops, 14 15 16 September 2013 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday).This class will explore making a felted fabric with natural wool and silk. You will learn to felt these fibers into a base of pre-felt. We will use yarn, thread, beads and lots of other things to add texture and colour. We'll construct a 3D garment each and dye it. A materials list will be available upon registration. Code MHG07
Phil Fogle is carrying on with his Beautiful Silks client adventure in creativity for a 3 day return - a new workshop, this will advance your skills if you attended our fun workshp in January. Phil Fogle Photographer8 9 10th November (Friday Saturday, Sunday).
Janet Marks is a well-known drama tutor in the UK and is passionate about helping people improve their speaking and communication skills. She’s teaching a two-day course in Melbourne while visiting from Auckland. Accelerate in the fabric-sphere and learn brilliance in presentation! Soak up her professional polish and have a fun and interesting time. You need to attend both afternoon sessions, commencing 1pm to 7pm. November 12th & 13th
Build a Second Skin for yourself, from beautiful silks and wools, stitch and make your second skin at the Beautiful Silks workshops under the guidance of India Flint, creator of many wonderous textile whirlings, author of Eco Colour and Second Skin.