I’m running a 4 week block of Drawing with Stitch for 11-16 year olds at the DCA. Where we will create cool tote bags. The course runs from the 25th April from 6pm – 8pm for 4 consecutive weeks. I’ve designed this to learn some basic hand sewing skills and also to encourage participants own creativity creating unique outcomes. Looking forward to meeting all the budding new designers and seeing their creative results. Block needs to be booked directly through the DCA box office and more info here.
Being a textiles and surface pattern designer I’m always using lots of ways of markmaking and stitch adds a lovely quality of line. I love decorating surfaces in images, patterns and words.
Here’s some some of my stitch samples below
Here are some of the young peoples creations, they worked so hard over the 4 evenings learning new stitches and creating a tote bag