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'Mixed Media Bird Box'
Suzette Smart
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Monday 27th July to Thursday 30th July

For this workshop you will take inspiration from nature and your favourite garden birds to create a freestanding bird box. Within the four days, you will experiment with image transfer using laser photocopies, fabric collage and free machine and hand embroidery. From your samples, you will choose your favourite pieces for the front of your box, lids and sides which you may wish to develop a little further with more stitch. Particular attention is given to the front and top. You may also wish to include a piece of vintage embroidery for a panel. When all of these are finished, a stiffening fabric and lining are added and we can start to stitch them together. As the lids are hinged, they are not only decorative but make perfect sewing boxes.
There will be a materials cost of £8 per student.
Bird Box SUZETTE SMART is a textile artist and tutor living and working in a rural hamlet in Shropshire. Her work is heavily stitched with fabric collage and mixed media layers. She exhibits regularly and is a tutor at Westhope College and for guilds and groups throughout the UK. Her piece of work, My World In Words, was shortlisted for The Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Gallery in 2019 at the Festival Of Quilts.


Course Cost for 4 days £ 188
Non Refundable Deposit £ 60.