Textured Textile Collage with Anna Woodhead

Two Day Creative Course

Tuesday and Wednesday
23–24 August 2022

(includes half an hour lunch break each day)


Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
This course is for those with some experience of hand and machine stitching who are keen to explore using fabrics in a creative way.

What will be covered in the class?
An art textiles workshop exploring collage with cloth and mixed media. During this creative course you will collage together your own, found and recycled fabrics by stitching them to a wadding base. To this base you will explore additional materials and media to add layers and texture such as paint and print techniques. The collage will be finished with machine and/or hand stitch.

What will students leave the class with?
You will leave the class with a textile collage designed to be a framed piece of textile art.
You may finish your artwork on the course, or leave with ideas about how to finish it at home. It will depend on how much you wish to embellish your work. 

What will I need to bring?
Please bring with you a selection of recycled and offcut fabrics that you would like to use to personalise your fabric collage e.g. cottons, linen, commercial prints, hand dyed. We recommend limiting your palette to 3-4 colours and consider including some with texture such as lace, muslin.
Surplus fabric offcuts and all other materials and tools will be provided.

Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Anna Woodhead is a textile artist working with fabric, paper and mixed media.
Taking blank cloth as my starting point, I build a palette of colour and texture by dyeing, painting and printing. This cloth becomes my art quilts, through a process of collage, piecing, and stitching. My inspiration comes from the world around me, I observe, take photographs and use these photos to inform design. Landscapes, seascapes, nature and decay form the basis of my work, which is abstract and contemporary.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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