Connie Flynn felt making process demonstrationConnie Flynn textile classroom

Connie Flynn

Textile workshops, and sketchbook design development

 

 

FELT MAKING, EMBROIDERY, PATCHWORK ETC.

Connie offers felt making workshops for beginners and for those with some experience who want to develop their skills further - eg making felt jewellery, bags, scarves, sculptural forms. The workshops will explore felt making by using colourful wool fibres to create interesting pieces of felt.  You will explore various materials and processes leading to endless possibilities. The felt fabric made could be complete or be used as a base fabric for embroidery.
Connie is an established textile artist, and as a trained and very experienced teacher she will assist you in exploring materials and learning new techniques.
Workshops 10 30am – 3 30pm, fee £40 (including materials). Teas and coffee available throughout the day, please bring a packed lunch.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SKETCHBOOKS

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in recording and developing creative design ideas in a sketchbook, and exploring colour and textures using mixed media. You will be asked to bring your own inspirational starting point; this could be a photograph of a landscape, seascape, or any other subject of your choice. Connie will be showing examples and talking through her approach to working in her sketchbooks.
She will then suggest tasks and guide you through the process of experimenting and developing your own inspirational ideas, using a variety of materials – fibres, yarns, coloured paper and mark making resources.
You will be asked to bring your own sketchbook and some materials linked to your own subject. Connie will bring other resources to be used. Please note this is not a traditional drawing sketchbook workshop.
Workshops10 30am – 3 30 pm, fee £40 per day (including some materials). Teas and coffee available throughout the day, please bring a packed lunch.

2018 WORKSHOPS with Connie Flynn

White on White Felt Making - Sat 17th Mar 1 – 3 30pm
This is an experimental workshop, which will give you an understanding of how to apply different fibres, fabrics and textures in the felt making process, leading to endless possibilities with interesting varied outcomes. Connie will share a range of fabric & felt samples with you as inspiration.

Spring Flowers in Felt Workshop - Mon 9th April 1pm - 3 30pmSpring is here! This experimental workshop will be an opportunity to explore your own choice of colourful fleece to create floral images in felt. This workshop will give you an understanding of the felt making process, leading to endless possibilities. Connie will share a range of samples and images with you as inspiration.

 Stitch a Postcard Workshop - Wed 11th April 1pm – 3 30pm
There is a fascinating history of soldiers and sailors sending embroidered postcards home to their loved ones. Once a postcard is embroidered it creates an interesting textured surface which looks three dimensional. This workshop will be an opportunity to explore colourful threads and stitches to enhance a postcard.

Needle Weaving Workshop - Sat 21st April 1pm – 3 30pm
We will use a small circular loom and a variety of yarns to weave with a needle and thread. This is a fascinating process to give you an understanding of weaving and to see what happens when a variety of yarns are combined.

Felt & Weave Workshop -  Sun 29th April 1pm – 3 30pm
Felt making and weaving are early forms of fabric making.  Learn how to make felt using a range of colourful fleece. We will then use the felt made to learn about and make a weave structure to create an interesting felt and weave outcome.

 Workshops £30 each including materials. No experience is necessary as you will be guided through the process. Please email Connie for more details and to book a place – Contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.