Join us for a day of textile exploration with Jayne Emerson. We will spend the morning playing with Water soluble fabric. It is such a magical ingredient, allowing you to create intricate weaves, laces and grids from scraps of fabric and tangles of threads.
In the afternoon we will have some fun exploring the possibilities using these unique textiles for Gelli Plate printing. You will leave full of inspiration and with a stack of experimental prints!
Jayne Emerson is a practicing textile designer, author and tutor based in north Gloucestershire, UK. She has an MA in Fashion from Central St Martins and a 1st class degree in Textiles from Loughborough College of Art and Design. She has over 25 years experience as a conceptual textile designer. Selling internationally to clients ranging from Chanel and Dior to M&S and Boden.
Jayne regularly teaches experimental textile workshops and taught Kirstie Allsopp how to needle felt on TV. She is the author of 6 craft books, including Simply Felt, The Impatient Patchworker and New From Old all about up-cycling your wardrobe. She is also the founder of No Rules Textile Society, an online community of textile adventurers.
All materials are provided - if you have any textiles with particularly interesting textures you would like to include feel free to bring them along.
As always you will receive a warm welcome, a supportive atmosphere and a cuppa and cake. Bring along a packed lunch.