Art Workshops

Cathy offers a range of creative workshops through the year.

Flower-Happy

Flower Happy

A two-day workshop focusing on process and technique to produce beautifully coloured, free standing, three-dimensional flowers.

 

Use free machine embroidery to create each individual, unique flower, standing on an embroidered disc and supported to stand proudly in any flower lover’s garden. Using basic materials such as rayon and polyester threads, bag batting and a sewing machine, make your own ‘Flower Happy’ garden limited only by your imagination. At the end of the two days, you may choose to include your work in a ‘Flower Parade’ video to promote the love of all things floral.

 

Confidence in machine work required.

Location: Sydney

Dates: 2018 – to be advised

Contact: Cathy

Sail-Away

Sail Away: 3D Sail Boats by Machine

These delightful 3D, free machined stitched boats will have you wanting to sail away in their glorious colours.

 

Designed to stand, they would grace any space with their happy, nautical theme. Standing approximately 31cmH x 13cmW x 5cmD, they would also look amazing worked in different sizes, grouped together. Free machine embroidery using vibrant rayon or polyester threads gives a lovely texture and strong support for the work. This two-day workshop will focus on technique and process, resulting in a professional finish. At the end of the workshop you will be invited to include your work in a short Regatta video.

 

Confidence in machine work required.

Location: Embroiderers Guild NSW

Dates: 2018 booked out. 2019 – 19th January and 20th January.

Contact: Cathy or Embroiderers Guild NSW Galleries.

Shisha-mirrors

Shimmer: Shisha Mirrors by Machine

Shisha mirror work has amazing history and application.

 

Over two days, master the technique I’ve developed to attach mirrors using free machine embroidery resulting in dimension unlike traditional work. Day 1 will focus on technique and process. Day 2 will be devoted to developing your own simple design on paper, utilizing colour, shape and pattern. We will also view images of traditional shisha work for inspiration. At the end of the workshop, you will be invited to include your work in a short ‘Shimmer’ video.

 

Confidence in machine work required.

Location: Embroiderers Guild NSW

Dates: 2018 booked out. 2019 – Sat 5th January and Sun 6th January.

Contact: Cathy or Embroiderers Guild NSW Galleries.

STITCHED-MASTERPIECES

Stitched Masterpieces

Use your creativity and imagination to design your very own original, stitched masterpiece – a stitched bowl!

 

Made from felt and thread, these gems will take pride of place in any sewists studio or workroom. Stitched using my thread painting technique, these artworks are addictive. Each is finished with a separate base enabling the work to stand easily. Why stop at one? This two-day workshop will suit those with some machine stitching confidence, although the technique itself is not difficult. All stitching is done with the feed dogs lowered. At the conclusion of the workshop, you are welcome to include your work in a short video promoting your achievements.

Location: Timeless Textile Gallery Newcastle

Dates: 2018 to be advised

Contact: Anne on (02) 4926 5888