I suppose this is a bit of an update sort of a blog .. as I have been finalising plans for some workshops recently and said I would post details when available. I would like to forewarn you that my keyboard has gone all hissy on me and is only typing the odd (randomly chosen it would seem) letter .. so I apologise in advance for any real clangers. So first up ... I have just received confirmation that I will be teaching a masterclass (oooherr!) at FOQ - 2 days: Tues 6th and Wed 7th Aug 2013. This will be the first time I have taught at festival and I'm really looking forward to it. The two day class will be looking at preparing personal and unique materials for using in design and finished work, then using these to develop a series of designs for future pieces It's going to be fun, as I am planning on using paint and apparently my water facilities are limited to a bucket! ... but we shall not be daunted. Here are a couple of images of the sort of stuff we will be doing:
I believe the masterclasses are listed as intermediate or above .. but I am happy for anyone to come .. and hopefully those who have been on one my workshops would confirm that I am not at all scary. I am also taking a stand at Festival for the first time this year (eeek) and interestingly will need to be assembling this on the Wednesday as well as teaching .. hmmmm. But I have a cunning plan - well not so cunning actually .. I have just told Stephen he is having a day off work and coming to NEC to build a stand Steep learning curve for him too .. but he will be fine. If you are around on Wed and see one stressed man - do help him out. I think the worst thing for him was that last weekend I decided we had better go and suss out Ikea for shelves, boxes, tables . that sort of thing (for the stand).I am sure Stephen is not alone in being a man who truly loathes Ikea .. so I take my hat off to him for his help and good(ish) humour.
I told you last time that I had agreed with Anne at the Bramble Patch to run a series of two day courses in 2014 ... Again preparing materials and creating designs, but in much more depth. I have put the full descriptions of each session on my website www.hilarybeattie.co.uk (workshops page - scroll through to end), but here are the images to go with each session.
Session 1 Stencils and prints
Session 2 Rubbings, resists monoprints
Session 3 Screen prining including thermofax
Session 4 Recycling and re-using
Session 5 Design - fabric led
Session 6 Design - theme led
I hope that looks exciting I am certainly excited and can scarcely wait to start ... but will have to wait a few months yet. The course starts in Jan 2014 and will then run every other month. Each session is two days and can be attended as a one off - although inevitably, the more you attend, the more you will gain. Anne will be putting these on the Bramble Patch website www.thebramblepatch.co.uk fairly soon, and I hope they will be popular. Quite a few people have asked me about workshops looking at fabric painting and printing together with design and as I am now fully booked up for 2104, as well as 2013..I hope these will fit the bill. The Bramble Patch is a gorgeous shop and very nicely positioned mid country, near Daventry - a wonderful venue for workshops (and shopping).
Nearer in time though, is the Quilters Guild AGM, where I am teaching too. I have been making the pieces for this over the last few days and will post images in a couple of days for you to see. In fact - I'd better get back to them now!
Thanks for visiting my blog - I do appreciate it - Hilary x