About Seaweed Surface Decoration and Stitch

Spend a day experimenting with several surface decoration techniques inspired by the design and texture of seaweed!

What will you learn on this course?

You will be introduced to several printing techniques including mono, gelli, screen and potato, to build up a lovely collection of pebbles and seaweed backgrounds.

You will learn from demonstrations from our artist tutor and handouts and have the opportunity to experiment and develop your work.

After selecting your favourite piece, you will spend the afternoon applying surface decoration and embellishment using several techniques, in particular free machine embroidery and cords using materials which react to water or heat such as dissolvable plastic and Tyvek.

Other techniques available will be working with sheers on an embellisher machine, applique, machine and hand stitch and more.

You will look at textile artists who create similar work on this subject and a handout with tips on how to press your seaweed on your next visit to the coast.

At the end of the day, you will either have a finished piece to mount or hang, or several pieces and ideas to complete at home.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. Students can be accompanied by a Carer or Support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

This course involves working at low tables and good dexterity is needed in your hands.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials will be supplied. Wear old clothes and bring an apron or something similar.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Helen Lane

Dates and times

  • August