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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pockets Purses and Pouches

Purse and pin cushion - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections

Thinking of doing a course called Pockets, Purses and Pouches at Missenden Summers School next year, what do you think??

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Transfer Printing

i'm very lucky to be taking a last minute trip to malta with Ma and Pa which will be fantastic but as soon as i get back i have classes at Bramble Patch. So.. i'm getting on with samples for the Transfer printing workshop.....


i did a two day workshop years ago before i had any clue that i would be doing this kind of thing for a living. It was with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. In those days all i could get to print on was old poly/cotton sheets. Now we have Evolon, Lutradur, Kunin felt, bees wing organza and the colours seem brighter than my old samples too. I been making paper stencils and collecting leaves and ferns as resists. Should be a good workshop..a new one too.


ma and pa






Monday, October 24, 2011

More classes with me....

Classes at Bramble Patch, Weedon Northampton

To book a place (0)1327 342212 sales@thebramblepatch.co.uk


Transfers Stencils and Stitch

Angie Hughes


Thursday 17th November 2011
An introduction to the wonderful world of transfer printing. I remember my early forays into this subject using simple polyester fabrics twenty years ago nowadays we have lovely fabrics such as Kunin felt and Evolon to play with. You will learn how to make simple stencils and resist from plain paper and the best ways of using disperse dyes to transfer patterns with an iron onto fabrics. Layering colours in this way produces the most delicious misty surfaces for stitch. Ir-resist-ible!!

Tweets and Twitters .....

Angie Hughes


Saturday 26th November 2011
.... and little robin red breast. Textile birdies with a seasonal theme. Learn to construct a 3D bird from a pattern with a bit of hand or machine embroidery for that special festive fizz.

Stitch Cloth Paper and Paint - experimental mixed media

10 Wednesdays Jan18 2012 , 15 Feb, 14 March, 18 April, 16 May, 27 June, 25 July, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 21 Nov.

On this new one day a month class we will address the mysterious world of mixed media and textiles. Understand and explore different combinations of recycled papers, scrims and calicos, paints and texture pastes...and of course stitch. 

Techniques covered
Collage with fabric and stitch
Paper recycling
Image transfer
Impressing and embossing
Machine and hand embroidery
and much, much more...

This class will be for stitchers with some experience.


Creative Machine Embroidery - Day a Month
Angie Hughes

10 Thursdays – 19th Jan, 16th Feb, 15th Mar, 19th April, 17th May, 28th June, 26th July 20th Sept, 18th Oct, 22nd Nov 2012

This course experiments with free machine embroidery techniques using a variety of threads and techniques. We will begin with the basics learning about your machine and its gadgets, getting the hang of free motion embroidery before then we will start to get experimental. We will aim to create a file or book of samples and reference notes, then work on 2 or 3 finished pieces for exhibition at Bramble Patch later in the year.. Students can be beginners or those who need to be pushed a little with their knowledge and understanding of this exciting and creative subject.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New year New Workshops

I've found a nice venue for workshops just outside ledbury Trumpet Corner here's the programme for the new year.


Workshops with Angie Hughes
Begin at 10am and finish at 4pm

Fri 6th Jan
Tweets and Twitters – learn how to make charming little fabric birds from a simple pattern. Perfect for any stitching ability
1 day course fee £45.00


Sat 7th Jan
Tantalising Textile Tagbooks – Make lovely little fabric books using paper and cardcraft techniques but on fabrics. For hand or machine embroiderers.
1 day course fee £45.00



Fri 3rd Feb
Inspired by Hundertwasser – Google him! Collage and machine embroidery on cotton velvet using Angie’s unique foiling technique.
1 day course fee £45.00



Sat 4th Feb
Bondaweb Birchwood - *new* Learn about painting bondaweb, iridescent paints, foils, collage and machine embroidery.
1 day course fee £45.00



Fri 30th March - Sat 31st March
Exploring Velvet – Angie’s personally favourite techniques. Try stencils, spray paints, printing with acrylics, collage and machine embroidery
2 days course fee £85.00


Workshops will be held at
Trumpet Corner
Trumpet Crossroads
Near Ledbury.
Herefordshire
HR8 2RA




Monday, October 17, 2011

Workshops from the Horses mouth or downloadable...

Angie has been chatting with the folks at Trumpet Corner Tea Rooms and Artist Studios Near Ledbury and they have come to an arrangement where by she can run workshops in one of their studios.

I can only squeeze a few in to begin with here's a list of the dates....

Fri 6th Jan Tweets and Twitters – learn how to make charming little fabric birds from a simple pattern. Perfect for any stitching ability 1 day course fee £45.00



Sat 7th Jan Tantalising Textile Tagbooks – Make lovely little fabric books using paper and card craft techniques but on fabrics. For hand or machine embroiderers. 1 day course fee £45.00



Fri 3rd Feb Inspired by Hundertwasser – Google him! Collage and machine embroidery on cotton velvet using Angie’s unique foiling technique. 1 day course fee £45.00



Sat 4th Feb Bondaweb Birchwood - *new* Learn about painting bondaweb, iridescent paints, foils, collage and machine embroidery. 1 day course fee £45.00



Fri 30th March - Sat 31st March Exploring Velvet – Angie’s personally favourite techniques. Try stencils, spray paints, printing with acrylics, collage and machine embroidery 2 days course fee £85.00


Begin at 10am and finish at 4pm Workshops will be held at Trumpet Corner Trumpet Crossroads Near Ledbury. Herefordshire HR8 2RA to book a place ring 01531 63100 or email angie@angiehughes.com

if you can't make it to Ledbury i have now got a small selection of downloadable workshops on my website http://www.angiehughesonline.com/ I'm working hard to get a few more up...they will appear slowly over the next couple of months, then Marcus and i will attempt some video workshops...hmmmm should be interesting.