Stitching the Textured Surface: Moving On
Anyone who buys 'Stitching the Textured Surface' is welcome to join these free online classes. The site will be password restricted and passwords will change, so you'll need to have your copy of the book handy when you log in.
The idea is to take some of the techniques in the book to the next level - or beyond.
There will be a new lesson on the third Monday of every month, beginning in October. You can work in your own time and don't need to finish one lesson before seeing the next one. The lessons will stay on the site for the foreseeable future.
The class will contain the following lessons:
Lesson 1 In this workshop, Lynda Monk introduces you to a 'mystery ingredient' - very easy to find and you will be surprised at the effects that can be achieved. Lynda is using surface decoration techniques with the mystery ingredient to make a wonderful book.
Lesson 2 A fabulous workshop from Carol McFee which involves the 'mystery ingredient' and includes instructions for a wallhanging with a three-dimensional motif. A great technique with many applications.
Lesson 3 It's that mystery ingredient again, this time, Lynda is using simple but effective rusting techniques to prepare the way for Lesson 4.
Lesson 4 Using the materials produced in Lesson 3, Lynda gives step-by-step instructions for an imaginative vessel.
The materials will be given with each lesson.
A selection of water soluble paints, inks or dyes
Empty paint pots/tubs
A selection of textured surfaces such as rubbing plates, stencils, stamps etc.
18 sheets of A5 size drawing paper
Pelmet Vilene or heavy interfacing
Sewing equipment and threads
Beads and/or embellishments etc. for decoration.
Thick card (the backs of old sketchbooks work well)
An inexpensive cork notice board
Sharp craft knife
Plastic sheet or bin bag for your worktable
Gel medium (optional)
Baby wipes (Supermarket own brand)
Scraps of thick wadding
Adirondack Colourwash spray, Stream
Daler Rowney Pearlescent Inks, galactic blue, sky blue and silver moss
Moonshadow Mist Mystic Malachite
Moonshadow Starburst Stain, Cocoa Bean Copper
Paint brushes (small inexpensive household brushes are ideal)
Two shades of organza or scrim
Metallic machine thread.
A piece of muslin or thin cotton
Wire Wool/Steel wool
Elastic bands or cotton thread
Steel wire, already rusty if available
Sewing machine and threads
Beads or other embellishments
Thin card (to use as a template).