with Textile Artist Claire Buckley
11.15am - 4.30pm Saturday 7th June 2014
Beginners and those with more experience can enjoy the opportunity to build their knowledge of a wide range of textile techniques in a like minded group.
The idea of the course is to build skills, knowledge and confidence to design and make a wonderful array of embroidered items.
Cost - £30 to include entrance to the museum on the day of the course and tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch). To book a place please telephone (01424) 787950 or come into the museum on Egerton Road.
A list of the materials and equipment you will need to bring along will be issued when you book, some materials will be available to buy from the tutor during the workshop.
Embroidery is a fascinating and enchanting process; in this course you will take inspiration from Bexhill museums collection of intriguing exhibits to explore colours, patterns and textures to develop your own designs. The designs will be worked with free-machine embroidery to embellish fabrics.
Claire Buckley is a freelance Textile artist, author and qualified teacher. She shares her passion, knowledge and experience for textiles through exhibiting, working to commission, teaching in schools and colleges, presenting talks, demonstrations, and consultation on textiles to the National Trust, among other clients.
She has the MA Visual Arts from West Dean College, where she specialised in Tapestry and Textile Arts; she also has the MA(Ed) Language, The Arts and Education from the University of Sussex in which the emphasis was on facilitating a cross-curricular approach to creative learning. She specialises in woven and embroidered textiles where the focus is on colour and identity.