Contemporary embroidery, embellishment and surface design
Embroidery with a twist! Experience a darker and alternative side of embroidered embellishment and surface design on silk on this practical and intriguing course.
Throughout this practical course you'll be inspired by, and learn from, award-winning textile designer Steph Aman on how you can pushes the boundaries of embroidered embellishment. You will be introduced to a broad range of techniques used in contemporary fashion, to produce your own exquisite creations.
- Applique shadow work
- Cut work couching
- Princess pleating
- Quilting sequining
- Floss and yarn stitching
- Fabric manipulation- with shearing elastic, folds, pleats & gathers
- Printing in conjunction with embroidery
On completion of this course you will have produced a creative sample book of different techniques. Development of personal project or product creation working with creative embellishment techniques.
What you need to bring
Pen & paper/sketch pad, embroidery hoops, spray starch, lightweight silky fabrics ideal, small embroidery scissors, selection of coloured threads
£250 (inc. VAT)
About your tutor: Steph Aman
Award-winning textile designer and with an MA in fashion from the Royal College of Art, Steph Aman pushes the boundaries via her distinctive design technique which has won her world-wide acclaim including a host of accolades from international fashion houses such as Armani, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein.
Working some serious magic with her beloved Irish embroidery machine - which is over a century old, Aman and her team create hand-finished, exceptionally delicate, signature products using a needle and thread, industry experts have likened her practice to free hand-drawing onto silk.
Current Steph Aman collections, are known for their distinctive soft lingerie ranges from bias-cut slip dresses & kimono’s, all in a Classic Embroidery technique to her brand exclusive ‘Darker’ embroideries in a more functional & commercial Silk collection. The collections are produced and exhibited seasonally in Paris and London.
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