Monday 30th July to Tuesday 31st July
Do you want to develop your skills with
your sewing machine and learn how to 'draw' with the simple straight stitch? Then this is your course! You will start by
stitching a design that I have prepared. I will demonstrate every stage step-by-step. This will give you the confidence and the
understanding necessary to empower you to start and develop your own design for the rest of the course. Some experience with
using the 'darning foot', which allows you to stitch freely in any direction is important. Try practising, even a little, beforehand, so that
you are confident with it and excited about its amazing possibilities.
RICHARD BOX trained at Goldsmiths' School of Art and went on to be Senior Lecturer and Head of Art at Avery Hill College of
Education. He is a regular exhibitor and demonstrator at the Knitting and Stitching shows and other craft
fairs. He runs courses in drawing, painting and his system of textile art which combines fabric collage with
both machine and hand embroidery. He has written seven books and made two DVDs about drawing, design, colour and embroidery.