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Folk Art Sampler Workshop with Anne Kelly

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We are thrilled to be able to welcome author and textile artist Anne Kelly to Loop on Saturday, October 12th, 2024.

The workshop is scheduled to be a full day from 11 am to 5 pm with a break for lunch. 
It is a one-day class. 

This class is suitable for any level of experience and abilities, and stitch techniques will be taught during class as needed.

The all-day workshop focuses on folk art textiles from around the world, and is very much inspired by Anne's book Textile Folk Art.
The day will start with a look at some samples of folk art from around the world followed by some demonstrations of techniques used in the examples. 

You will then begin to design your piece, using some Indian block prints for elements and borders provided by Anne. Simple collage and hand stitching and kantha techniques will be shown and used as well as some block printing, stencilling and appliqué techniques.

You will then be able to make a small piece incorporating the techniques you’ve learnt.
It is a good idea to choose a colour scheme/theme before you start. Folk art themed images like birds, animals and houses and books or photos that inspire you are also useful.
You’ll have the rest of the day for stitching and having a lovely time!
Materials to bring:
Backing fabric (strong cotton, canvas or linen) netural or embroidered – no larger than A4
Strips of colourful, fabric and or ribbon or trim 
A variety of fabric scraps 
Birds (cut from fabric or drawings to make one) if desired
Glue stick
Tacking thread (neutral colour)
Embroidery cotton

We'll have a lovely selection of fabric bits that you can use in your projects as well.

Have a look at our haberdashery sections for anything you might be missing like scissorsembroidery supplies, ribbons or anything else that might inspire. 
We have some wonderful embroidery threads from Spain and Japan in lots of colours
Finca perle threads
Temaricious threads 

Anne will provide printing blocks and paints for your use during the workshop so please bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing.

Anne is the author of Textile Travels and Textile Folk Art.

- Photographs are for reference only.
- Lunch is NOT included but there will be tea and coffee and juice and cakes throughout the day. There are lovely places close to Loop for sandwiches and salads etc.

A 100 % deposit is required at registration. 

Cancellation policy
A refund of payment for the class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 10% admin fee. Please be considerate.
We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.
We're sorry, but Loop cannot be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.
If we need to cancel the class due to any unforeseen lockdown measures in London we will of course offer you a full refund or shop credit (whatever your preference is).