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Workshops & Courses

Making Paper Garments with Jennifer Collier

A prac­ti­cal three day course show­ing a range of exper­i­men­tal tech­niques using found and recy­cled mate­ri­als with Jen­nifer Collier.

The skills learnt over each day will feed into one another, allowing you to create a range of samplers and garments to use in your ongoing practice.

Day one: Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats.

A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper. Showing a range of patchwork, pockets and pleating techniques incorporating a range of beautiful vintage papers. Do bring your own special papers to personalise.

Day two: Paper Garment Making Workshop.

Using skills learnt in day one we will go onto making small paper garments, such as bibs, gloves, shirts and small dresses, using a range of traditional hand and machine stitch techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Pleating, Paper Pockets, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on the found and recycled papers.

Day three: Self Directed

An additional day with Jennifer on hand to further develop your skills from the first two days. This self-directed day allows you to make quite large scale, ambitions and resolved garments as final outcomes and can be discussed with Jennifer and the group during the previous 2 days. If you have a specific garment in mind to make do bring a pattern, or an actual item to make a pattern from, or a photo to work from

Accommodation can be provided with this course
All of our bedrooms here at Clayhill are en-suite so you will have your own private space to retreat to and relax in after spending your day in the meditative space of the Studio. We provide you with your own towels and bathroom products for use throughout your stay and you can enjoy the extensive grounds well into the evening.

If you do choose to stay with us a bespoke evening meal as well as breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

We have also set up a payment plan, so that you can spread the cost of the sessions over the next 4 months. You will find the option for doing this as you enter the checkout page.
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