Friday, 12 June 2009

Give Away and Courses for next year

Give Away: I sent off the first give away today. Summerset decided to choose the design with orange on it. (Centre one in the group.) I will be interested to see how she is able to use it.

I have not heard from Debbie or Hippopip with their address so I can send the other designs. If I don't hear by Sunday I will draw 2 more names from the original list. If you can not find my email, click on my profile and then click on the email link. If that still doesn't work, leave a comment on today's post and I will see how I can get back to you.

Yesterday I had a great time visiting the Fashion Students to sign off some design work. Here is a small selection from Barbara's exploration of Flowers, concentrating on Sunflowers. Good Work Barbara! Looking forward to seeing how you develop the rest of the ideas.

Tomorrow I am involved in the Reading Arts Week Exhibition. I will be doing a taster session on painted fabric designs in the morning. Stop by and say hello. If you are early enough, you may get to have a go! If you can't get there in the morning, come by anyway and have a look at the work the students from the various courses have been doing both throughout the Arts Week, but also throughout the year.

Today I am filling out paperwork for courses I am going to teach next year. The new course guide is out, and should be online soon. If you live in this area and might be interested in learning in a Community college, New Directions in Reading, Berkshire is a great place to learn. There are loads of course ideas.
At this point it looks like I will be teaching:
Experimental Textile Techniques - 10 weeks starting Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 - 10:00 - 12:00
Designer Cushions - 10 weeks starting Tuesday, 22 Sept, 2009 - 19:30 - 21:30 pm

There will also be a series about making simple dressing up costumes for children.
Fancy Dress for Kids - Celebrations - 5 weeks starting 7 Oct, 2009 - 10:00 - 12:00
Fancy Dress for Kids - History Costumes - 5 weeks starting 18 Nov, 2009 - 10:00 - 12:00
Fancy Dress for Kids - Story book Characters - 5 weeks starting 6 Jan, 2010 - 10:00 - 12:00

Create a Christmas Stocking - one day session 14 Nov, 2009 - 10:15 - 16:45

Contact New Directions on 0845 842 0012. You can simply email your enquires to

There are possibilities of other courses I will be involved with, including some City and Guilds, so watch this space!

1 comment:

jkc said...

Wish I lived there...the Experimental Textile Techniques sounds very interesting. Hopefully, there will be pictures of some of the finished works.