Textiles construction and surface decoration fascinate me, and I’ve been lucky enough to study some wonderful techniques and incorporate them into my own work. Some of these methods are as old as the hills and some – such as needle-felting – are relatively new; what I love about them is that they are all simple, thrifty, sustainable and very enjoyable ways of creating unique garments, accessories and embellishments.
As a trained and experienced teacher, I have been delighted to teach a number of adult’s textiles workshops over the last few years, in collaboration with both West Highland College UHI and Rag Tag and Textile, a local social enterprise firm; these include Needle-felted landscapes, Nature-printed (hot-bundled) silk scarves, Needle-felted Christmas decorations, Needle-felted animals, Shibori silk scarves, Hapa-zome (flower pounded) silk scarves, Circular knitting techniques, Ripple-pattern crochet and Hooked rag-rug brooch making. It’s so rewarding to pass on these skills and meet new folks in the process, and some of my workshop participants have gone on to develop their craft and are now selling pieces they have made themselves.
If you are interested in booking me to teach a textile workshop, please contact me to discuss your requirements.