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Monday, April 06, 2015

April News


April 2015
Hi Chums,
i hope you're having a super break....lovely weather in the Shire today.

Whats on in April...
actually not a lot ....i have a few private bookings with guilds and groups and 3 local workshops in Ledbury Markets Theatre please read the list below..
22nd April Twinkling Needlecase at Bramble Patch
And a new day a month workshop called Vanishing Worlds again at Bramble Patch
 
Personally speaking i'm doing the Swimathon Challenge this year raising funds for Marie Curie on 19th April if you feel an urge to sponsor me here is my page http://my.swimathon.org/sponsor/angiehughes?fb_ref=Default 

next month i'm really pleased to be back teaching at Busy Bees in  Newport on 16th May...Stitched Landscapes perhaps you are a local and fancy coming along

Two new workshops available now on Etsy

New Spring Workshops at Ledbury Market Theatre  

April
Fri 17th Machine Embroidery for beginners- Get yourself going with machine embroidery, demystify the workings of your sewing machine and get to grips with free machine embroidery with and without an embroidery ring. Workshop fee ?45

Wed 29th Twinkling Needlecases - learn how to use foil on velvet add colour with silk and sweetie foil and top off with machine embroidery. Finish the little case off with felt and ribbon to close. For beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Workshop fee ?45

Thurs 30th Daisy Bookwrap - Explore the techniques Angie describes in her book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint'. Experiment with texture, using tissue, lace, scrim, gesso and machine embroidery. Apply colour using acrylics, make embellishments and wrapped cords. We will use all these methods to make a twinkling little bookwrap. Workshop fee ?45

May
Tues 5th & Wed 6th Exploring Velvet - The properties of velvet are quite astonishing, this workshop will explore the effects achieved with dyes, inks and bleaching back in addition to transfoils glitters and lumiere paint. You will leave with a shimmering piece of velvet to stitch at home. This 2 day workshop includes lots of ideas for free machine embroidery              (Materials extra ?7) Workshop fee ?85

Fri 29th Indian Block Printing with a Difference!While writing my project book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint' I studied Indian textiles and design, and I was inspired by the vast range of bright colour to be seen in images of Indian markets.  I have been experimenting with printing techniques using acrylic paints, Indian wood blocks, shisha mirror embroideries, and Forma foam print blocks to develop layers of colour on calico. Workshop fee ?45

Sat 30th Indian Tag Books I've added my own style to these little tag books.  Techniques and materials include hand dyed and printed cotton or silk, pelmet vilene, stamping, image transfer, and hand and machine embroidery.  Great fun for all abilities. Materials available for small fee. Workshop fee ?45

Summer School 23rd - 25th July Vanishing Worlds
I've been experimenting with some exciting new techniques using soluble and disolvable materials, transfer printing, burning and melting, hand a machine embroidery, inspired by moss, lichen and undergrowth. it's been fun fancy coming along and having a go?
workshop fee ?130
 please email me if you would like to reserve a place......

 Thank you for your continued interest and support!

 
lots of love
Angie


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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

March News


March 2015

Hello Folks,
i missed a month it's been a busy time....
new workshops at the Theatre see below....

Whats on in March...
Friday 6th Talk to Halifax Embroiderers Guild 7pm
Tues 10th Talk to Romsey Quilters 10am
Wed 18th Stitched Landscapes workshop at Bramble Patch
I'm whizzing over to N. Ireland towards the end of the month to do a workshop for a private group i'm very excited to go there again.

Two new workshops available now on Etsy

New Spring Workshops at Ledbury Market Theatre  

March
Tues 24th  Inspired by Hundertwasser - Google him! Hundertwasser was the most amazing and colourful painter inspired equally by nature and urban landscape. Learn about collage, tranfoils using Angie's trademark foiling technique and machine embroidery on cotton velvet. Workshop fee £45

Fri 27th Bondaweb Birchwood - Inspired by birch bark and tree trunks you will learn about painting bondaweb, iridescent paints, foils, collage and machine embroidery.  Workshop fee £45

April
Fri 17th Machine Embroidery for beginners- Get yourself going with machine embroidery, demystify the workings of your sewing machine and get to grips with free machine embroidery with and without an embroidery ring. Workshop fee £45

Wed 29th Twinkling Needlecases - learn how to use foil on velvet add colour with silk and sweetie foil and top off with machine embroidery. Finish the little case off with felt and ribbon to close. For beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Workshop fee £45

Thurs 30th Daisy Bookwrap - Explore the techniques Angie describes in her book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint'. Experiment with texture, using tissue, lace, scrim, gesso and machine embroidery. Apply colour using acrylics, make embellishments and wrapped cords. We will use all these methods to make a twinkling little bookwrap. Workshop fee £45

May
Tues 5th & Wed 6th Exploring Velvet - The properties of velvet are quite astonishing, this workshop will explore the effects achieved with dyes, inks and bleaching back in addition to transfoils glitters and lumiere paint. You will leave with a shimmering piece of velvet to stitch at home. This 2 day workshop includes lots of ideas for free machine embroidery              (Materials extra £7) Workshop fee £85

Fri 29th Indian Block Printing with a Difference!While writing my project book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint' I studied Indian textiles and design, and I was inspired by the vast range of bright colour to be seen in images of Indian markets.  I have been experimenting with printing techniques using acrylic paints, Indian wood blocks, shisha mirror embroideries, and Forma foam print blocks to develop layers of colour on calico. Workshop fee £45

Sat 30th Indian Tag Books I've added my own style to these little tag books.  Techniques and materials include hand dyed and printed cotton or silk, pelmet vilene, stamping, image transfer, and hand and machine embroidery.  Great fun for all abilities. Materials available for small fee. Workshop fee £45
 please email me if you would like to reserve a place......

 Thank you for your continued interest and support!

 
lots of love
Angie

Monday, January 05, 2015

January News



January 2015
Hello Folks,

only a few notices....
Friday 16th January - talk to Stroud Embroiderers Guild 7pm Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster GL2 7NT
Friday 30th January Stitched Landscapes workshop...see Below

If you fancy doing a nice project during that quiet bit between xmas and new year why now have a go at one of me downloadables available at my ETSY shop. It's very easy to use!! the available workshops are...

Workshops at Ledbury Market Theatre 

30th Jan 2015 Stitched Landscapes Enjoy collaging a textiles landscapes from scraps of your favourite hand dyed fabrics then learn about all the machine embroidery stitches I can squeeze into a day and use then to decorate and enhance your lovely landscape. Pure machine embroidery pleasure. 
Course fee £45.00

13th Feb Twinkling Needle Cases In this day workshop you will learn about transfer foil, adding twinkly bits and collaging onto a base of cotton velvet. Then you will learn a few basic machine embroidery tricks to enhance the surface and finally using felt liner how to make up into a charming little Needlecase. 
Course Fee £45.00

14th Feb Inspired by Klimt  
There's a wealth of design inspiration in the artwork of Gustav Klimt. Perfect for a one day workshop. A simple design can be formed quite quickly using collage on cotton velvet, transfoils, sweetie foils, silks and organza, topped off with an afternoon of machine embroidery. A very popular workshop for all abilities.
Course Fee £45.00

27th Feb Tantalising Textile Tagbooks
This workshop is total fun for anyone interested in textiles or collage.  I've added my own style to these little tag books.  Techniques and materials include calico, Timtex, stamping, image transfer, and hand and machine embroidery.  Great fun for all abilities.
Materials available for small fee.
Course fee £45.00

28th Feb Twinkling Needlecases
this is a super project day using velvet as a base you will learn foiling techniques, collage with sweetie foils, some simple machine embroidery ideas and how to make up into these charming little needle cases...lovely gifts
course fee £45.00

please email me if you would like to reserve a place......cheers!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Stuff

I've been reviewing my images for various web sources and came across a file called 'old stuff'. It is all the old images i had on slide before the days of jpeg and digital cameras. So I thought i'd post em up here for a change.Some of them aren't that great but i wasn't much of a photographer in those days.


This was made after the first workshop i ever attended...with Hilary Bower 1995 i reckon



A piece made from experiments for 'the word' see below


Alphabet Sampler




A sampler inspired by Ledbury's market house



Dancing Daisy



this was massive but i can't remember it's name it had to go in the skip when i moved



A counterfeit Relic



Anyone remember fruity printing??



I think i took ideas for the design of this cushion from fruit segments???




'The Cosmos Laughed' poem by Mark Stevenson



This bag is inspired by rock strata i really went to town with the machine embroidery



'The Monkey' inspired by Mark Stevenson's Poem



'The Word' after a carving by Eric Gill



'A Small Market Town' inspired by my home town....the first of many mixed media pieces

thanks for taking a look!

Monday, November 03, 2014

November News

Hi Friends,

Root ti toot pumpkins ahoy!!!! News and reminders....
Autumn workshop dates at Cutting Edge Studio, Malvern with Angie

there are places still available on all these workshops!!

November 14th Stitched Landscapes Enjoy collaging a textiles landscapes from scraps of your favourite hand dyed fabrics then learn about all the machine embroidery stitches I can squeeze into a day and use then to decorate and enhance your lovely landscape. Pure machine embroidery pleasure. 
Course fee £45.00

 
November 28th Twinkling Needle Cases In this day workshop you will learn about transfer foil, adding twinkly bits and collaging onto a base of cotton velvet. Then you will learn a few basic machine embroidery tricks to enhance the surface and finally using felt liner how to make up into a charming little Needlecase. 
Course Fee £45.00

 
November 29th Daisy Bookwrap Explore the techniques Angie describes in her book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint'. Experiment with texture, using tissue, lace, scrim, gesso and machine embroidery. Apply colour using acrylics, make embellishments and wrapped cords. We will use all these methods to make a twinkling little bookwrap. Course Fee £45.00
please email me if you would like to reserve a place......

 
I've transferred all my downloadable workshops over to my ETSY shop. It's very easy to use!! the available workshops are...
Bags of Klimt
Spanish View (exploring velvet)
Twinkling Brooches
Illuminated Letters
Red Circus Cushion
Shimmering Landscapes
Mirror Mirror (mixed media)
Hearts and Flowers Pocket
Bondaweb Birchwood part 1
Bondaweb Birchwood part 2
Bedazzling Bowls

21-23 November I'll be at Missenden Abbey teaching Bejewelled bags...go on give yourself a treat!!

5th - 7th December i'm teaching 'Exploring Velvet' as part of the
Stitch Retreats weekends near Grantham Lincs...it's a new one for me and looks a really super venue.
Thanks for reading dear friends.
Angie

Monday, September 01, 2014

September News......

Hi Friends,

News and reminders....

The main BIGGIE is Herefordshire Art Week open studios 6-14th Sept, my studio will be open for the week 11am - 5pm i'm exhibiting with my mate Jeanette McCulloch we called our show  'Small Things Bright and Beautiful'...my studio is very small so we have limited the size of our exhibits. The address is Flat 1 133 The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BP. I'm afraid there are lots of stairs which excludes people with walking problems, i'm sorry about that. Just look out for the pink signs when you get near.

I've transferred all my downloadable workshops over to my ETSY shop. It's very easy to use!! the available workshops are...
Bags of Klimt
Spanish View (exploring velvet)
Twinkling Brooches
Illuminated Letters
Red Circus Cushion
Shimmering Landscapes
Mirror Mirror (mixed media)
Hearts and Flowers Pocket
Bondaweb Birchwood part 1
Bondaweb Birchwood part 2
Bedazzling Bowls

September
6th-14th H.Art Week Open Studio, Ledbury Herefordshire
6th  Birchwood Bondaweb at Farncombe Estate
17th Twinkling Needlecases workshop at Bramble Patch this is a new workshop!!!
18th Book Club at Bramble Patch 1 day a month over 3 months
24th - 25th Exploring Velvet at Art Van Go

5th - 7th December i'm teaching 'Exploring Velvet' as part of the
Stitch Retreats weekends near Grantham Lincs...it's a new one for me and looks a really super venue.


New Autumn workshop dates at Cutting Edge Studio, Malvern with Angie

 
October 17th/18th Bejewelled Bags Taking pattern from artists such as Klimt and Hundertwasser, we will design a little bag with velvet, foils, silks and organza, enhancing the design with machine embroidery. Materials extra Course fee £85.00

 

October 31st Inspired by Hundertwasser Google him! Collage, tranfoils and machine embroidery on cotton velvet using Angie's unique foiling technique. 
Course fee £45.00

 

November 14th Stitched Landscapes Enjoy collaging a textiles landscapes from scraps of your favourite hand dyed fabrics then learn about all the machine embroidery stitches I can squeeze into a day and use then to decorate and enhance your lovely landscape. Pure machine embroidery pleasure. 
Course fee £45.00

 

November 28th Twinkling Needle Cases In this day workshop you will learn about transfer foil, adding twinkly bits and collaging onto a base of cotton velvet. Then you will learn a few basic machine embroidery tricks to enhance the surface and finally using felt liner how to make up into a charming little Needlecase. 
Course Fee £45.00

 

November 29th Daisy Bookwrap Explore the techniques Angie describes in her book 'Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint'. Experiment with texture, using tissue, lace, scrim, gesso and machine embroidery. Apply colour using acrylics, make embellishments and wrapped cords. We will use all these methods to make a twinkling little bookwrap. Course Fee £45.00
please email me if you would like to reserve a place......

Thanks for reading dear friends.
Angie