Do you want to create one of your own designs and translate it into a picture using Richard's well known technique, which combines fabric collage with both machine and hand embroidery? Then this is your course!
Under Richard’s careful guidance you will be supplied with a learning pack at the start of course and he will teach you how to progress through it step by step. Once you have experienced the process you will be able to start interpreting northbound designs in this way using your own materials.
Please bring with you
A selection of coloured photographs and magazine pictures which will act as your guide and inspiration. Choose uncomplicated images with clear distinctions of colours and tonal values
Sheet of tracing paper
Two pairs of scissors: one for paper, the other for fabric
Small jar of PVA plus a small brush for the adhesive
One square metre ( approximately ) of hessian in any colour. Lots of scraps of all kinds of fabric sorted in reds, pinks, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, brown, greys, whites, blacks and multicoloured
Electric sewing machine with which you are very familiar and possesses a darning foot, sometimes known as a free motion foot. Please note that this foot is crucial - ensure that you have practised with it beforehand so that you will be comfortable doing the free machine embroidery during the course itself
90 or 100 sized sewing machine needles
Machine sewing and machine embroidery threads in the same colours as above
Hand sewing yarns and threads in the same colours as above
Some coloured pencils
A large-eyed, sharp pointed needle ( e.g. a yarn darner ).
Suitable for all levels
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
Richard is an artist and art historian. He has painted in oils and watercolours for many years and is now exploring acrylics. He continues to develop his textile work which involves fabric collage with both machine and hand stitching ('painting' with fabric and thread). Richard has written seven books on drawing, design and embroidery. He gives lectures to branches of the Embroiderers' Guild; Women's Institutes; Probus, and the National Association of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Richard has been teaching for 55 years and has a missionary zeal to help people to overcome their terrors of drawing.
Website: Richard Box