Welcome to the web-site of the Bath Textile Summer School. This year’s event takes place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August at the fantastic city venues of the Holburne Museum and the Bath Literary and Scientific Institute in Queen Square (BRLSI). Click here for details of the workshops …
I am really looking forward to visiting the Bath Textiles Summer School this year and thought you might like to come join me in creating your own Fabric Keepsake Books. You will be invited to remember a personal memory or family saying as a starting point, and I will then gently guide you in creating your book, exploring techniques such as applique, embroidery, rubber stamping and even use of an old typewriter on fabric. The finished books create a lovely display for shelf or mantle piece, or can be folded away as an heirloom. There will also be opportunity to create a fabric covered folio or box in which to house your work.
We each have a story to tell and I delight in hearing new tales and making new friends. We can embroider the truth, spin a few yarns and indulge in our narrative threads.
A selection of collected materials, fabrics and vintage finds will be provided. Please bring your own source of inspiration such as a photograph, postcard, souvenir, piece of jewellery or fabric to base your book around.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
As many of you will have seen the fabulous exhibition of Nikki and Lesley’s at the Knitting and Stitching show you will be aware of their lovely and varied work. They really bring their own skill, imaginative use of materials and terrific originality to raised embroidery. I know many of you were disappointed by not being able to take one of Jenny’s classes this year. If so do consider Nikki’s classes … we have some places left!!
Embroidery images courtesy of the Holburne Museum, Bath.
Main background image: Orpheus Charming the Animals, Raised embroidery worked on a satin ground, embroidered in silk, metal threads and spangles, English, about 1630. Holburne Museum, Bath. F227. Gift of Miss Mildred Alice Carr, 1961.