There will be three courses at Knuston Hall un Northamptonshire in 2016. There are two courses 'back to back' in February/March and a longer 'Summer School' in August.
Knuston Hall provides full board accommodation for those who want it. However, if you live near you can attend as a day student. The aim of these courses is to help experienced students develop their own personal creative ideas.
Please note: a basic knowledge of stitch is essential for all of my courses.
About Knuston Hall
Knuston Hall is a fine seventeenth century country house situated in beautiful grounds between Irchester and Rushden in Northamptonshire. Under the control of the local authority, the management of the Hall run many courses and activities gaining a well deserved reputation for excellence coupled with good catering and remarkably friendly and caring staff.
EMBROIDERED HANDMADE BOOK WORKSHOPS
COURSES FOR 2017/8
- 29th August - 1st September 2017 Summer School
Tuesday lunchtime - Friday lunchtime.
Make a fabric book which is inspired by any aspect of fashion in the twentieth century. We’ll be using a variety of techniques and all sorts of materials - I will help you explore your own ideas about the theme. Illustration and of course hand and/or machine stitch are essential ingredients needed to create a very personal book with a period feel.
- 9th - 11th October 2017 Autumn Break
BOUND TO PLEASE
Monday lunchtime - Wednesday lunchtime.
Make a quick and simple hardback journal/book with a board cover which is covered in stitched fabric and with a fabric spine. The pages will be an interesting mixture of paper and cloth. These will be embellished with printed and painted decoration and of course stitch.
- 12th - 16th March 2018 Spring School
A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Monday lunchtime - Friday lunchtime
“Brown paper books, some tied up with string . . .” Working with brown paper and calico, using hand or machine stitch and incorporating: doors, windows, pockets, fold-outs, envelopes, etc. in order to create a very personal book with places to hide some of your “favourite things”.
- 28th - 31st August 2018 Summer School
IT’S A WRAP
Tuesday lunchtime - Friday lunchtime
Using easily obtained and basic materials, make a series of three or four, small, books on a subject of your choice. Each book could be part of a collection of items (subjects) which could be divided into individual books. Then construct a clever protective wrap with pockets to keep them in.
- 15th - 17th October 2018 Autumn Break
Monday lunchtime - Wednesday lunchtime
Make a book with a rich textured cover with an antique look. Combine fabric and lace with montage effects using all sorts of printed and hand written ephemera embellished with hand stitch. It would be a good idea to bring with you as a starting point, items of inspiration of your own choice. This could include: letters, photographs, scraps of fabric, interesting poetry or prose, books, your own drawings, etc.
Bookings can only be made through:–
Information can be found on www.knustonhall.org.uk or you can order a brochure from them by ringing 01933 312104.