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Couching

Couching findings, metal threads and wires
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: £45.00 per person

Class Description

During this class, we will be couching bits & pieces, findings, metal threads and wires, creating a surface design, with a colour theme of your choice.  

Colour themes can be simply one colour, or a colour theme of 2 or 3 colours, or shading through one colour from light to dark, or using a varigated colour thread.

The base fabric can also be a colour, or neutral such as white, cream, grey or black.

The class will be about the intensity of couching colour, the placement, and spacing of your findings, creating a surface design.

Requirements

You will need . . . 

  • 8 inch ring frame or equivalent
  • doubled calico or cotton for your frame, or 2 layers of calico or cotton fabric for your frame
  • stranded cotton thread, or equivalent a colour theme of your choice
  • findings, metal threads and wires for couching, nothing too big, which can include . . .
    • paper clips
    • fastenings such as hooks & eyes, press studs, etc
    • broken jewellery parts
    • watch and clock parts
    • curtain hooks and rings
    • different wires
    • metal threads
    • screws and nails
    • washers
    • staples
    • safety pins
    • beads, buttons and sequins
    • anything you have at hand
  • general sewing kit including thread scissors, and needles
  • beeswax optional

Upcoming Classes

Tracy teaches classes at her studio in Durham, and provides online classes via Zoom.

Tue 27th Feb 2024
Cost: £70
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Mon 4th Mar 2024
Cost: £70
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Sat 16th Mar 2024
Cost: £40.00
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.