Textile Summer Schools

The week ended last week with the Introduction to Goldwork class where surprisingly (for the students anyway), there was little work with actual metal threads till after lunch on the 2nd day! That is because the first day was spent being introduced to all the materials and then having fun with printing to make some backgrounds for the goldwork itself. A lot of fun but no goldwork!

After the frames were all set up to go, the paddings had to be applied ready for the various types of gold to be worked over the top. Never mind, almost solid gold work over the next 2 days on Thursday and Friday. Some experimental and some traditional!

We now only have one day left on the Tie Dye Mini Quilt and these have come a very long way – mostly the tops are together ready to be put into a quilt sandwich tomorrow. They are looking really exciting!