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Moor Hall Farmhouse,  Bettws-y-crwyn,
Newcastle on Clun, 
Shropshire, SY7 8PH
01547 510664

Well that was a successful newsletter, that I sent last week. Five of the courses filled almost immediately and the rest are well on their way to filling.

What I would like to do in this newsletter is to feature a couple of the tutors that are coming next year as both are new tutors to Moor Hall and maybe to you too. Both deliver excellent courses.
KAY GREENLEES:  3rd, 4th and 5th May
Inspired by Lace
£195 for 3 days

Working from beautiful historical lace examples (yours or mine), we will explore some of the key visual ideas associated with lace and use simple methods to record these as the starting point for our small-scale workbook. To allow us to concentrate on ideas such as marks and textures we will largely be working in black and white but incorporating some colour to provide interest. We will develop these ideas exploring a variety of paper types and weights, inventing as we go, but always within a structure that offers support as well as plenty of room for individual interpretation. Whether a beginner or an experienced worker there should be some challenges, a bit of fun, and plenty of scope for adapting the ideas for work with fabric and stitch. You will have a small-scale themed sketchbook.

Kay has been a member of the Textile Study Group for some years now, is pro-active on their committee and takes part in all their exhibiting commitments. She has delivered on their Summer Schools as well as teaching up and down the country as a free-lance textile artist. Her book 'Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artist' has found its way on to many a bookshelf and is a brilliant read with excellent content and visual material. 

This workshop will have students developing their own thoughts and ideas from a starting point of 'historical lace', but they will soon come to realise how the ideas presented, can be interpreted using a number of different starting points when they get back to their own studios. 
Her own workbooks are a real treat to see and I feel that this is a workshop not to be missed. 

SUE BROWN   28/29 September 2019
The Creative Possibilities of Gum Arabic Transfer Printing
£130 for 2 days

Take a black and white photocopy and transfer indelible images of drawings, photographs or text onto a variety of textile and embroidered surfaces. The technique retains the softness of your chosen fabric.
Over the weekend, build up exciting sketch book pages, print onto existing projects and create a stash of textile prints to embellish and develop at a later date. This workshop is suitable for beginners and artists wanting to develop their practice.

Sue has developed a following over the years and is in popular demand now for her printing techniques. She
specialises in collograph printmaking and her sketchbook pages are full of inspirational ideas.  I feel that this is another workshop not to be missed. I am very excited that she  has agreed to come to Moor Hall.

Tha nks for looking in again but remember how quickly courses fill, so don't dilly dally!!!
Thanks for dropping by.

Moor Hall Farmhouse, Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, 
Shropshire, SY7 8PH