FABRIC BIRD SEWING - 1 DAY WORKSHOP
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

FABRIC BIRD SEWING - 1 DAY WORKSHOP

  • Switchboard Studios, Unit 50, Uplands B (map)
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Join Abigail for a day of fabric bird making. In this 1-day workshop you’ll learn how the bird’s pattern is created and constructed, then with your chosen coloured bird already sewn in advance, you’ll learn how to insert the wire armature, shape the legs, solder the feet and how to stuff it to fill out it’s shape.

Following demonstrations of various fabric manipulation techniques that can be used to create wings, tail, ruffled breasts and fabulous crests, you’ll be set free to get creative with the mountains of multicoloured plain and patterned fabrics and make your own unique fabric bird sculpture.

There will be a variety of fabrics, threads, paints, natural and found objects available for you to work with, but feel free to additionally being any of your own that you may like to include.

The skill level required would be beginners/ intermediate. Please ask if you have any further questions: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk

When: Saturday 22nd June 11am - 5.30pm

Where: Switchboard Studios, Uplands Business Park, Uplands B, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ, UK

Price: £125 p/p - including all materials, a tasty homemade lunch, cake and refreshments both days

This workshop is aimed at adults and suitable for all abilities. Groups are kept small, 4-8 people, to enable Abigail to offer each person the time and assistance they might require.

To book: A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on the workshop. This sum in non-refundable but it can be transferred to another workshops date should you later be unable to make it.

The remaining 50% is due the week prior to the workshop date. Payments can be made via bank transfer or through Paypal.

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FABRIC ART DOLL SEWING - 2 DAY WORKSHOP
May
4
to May 5

FABRIC ART DOLL SEWING - 2 DAY WORKSHOP

  • Switchboard Studios, Unit 50, Uplands Business Park (map)
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Bring your wildest, most creative fashion-styling ideas to this weekend workshop and make your very own Couture Creature!

Choosing from a cat, mouse, rabbit or lamb, you'll learn the process from pattern design and cutting, to hand-sewing and stuffing your doll, and finally to a range of fabric manipulation techniques to create the fabulous clothing for your utterly unique work of art!!

Day 1
Doll construction day.

You'll start by choosing which animal you want to make and from which of the available fabrics. Abigail will take you through the process of pattern design and construction to sewing and stuffing your doll and adding it's face detail.

Day 2
Costume creation day.

Abigail will demonstrate a variety of manipulation techniques to help you explore the possibilities to create your doll's costume from your own ideas, sketches and source materials. There'll be a huge variety of coloured, patterned and textured fabrics, paints, natural and found objects available for you to work with, but feel free to additionally being any of your own!

All the sewing will be done by hand, which takes a bit of time and patience. The skill level required would be intermediate/advanced. Please ask if you have any further questions: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk


When:
Saturday 4th May 11am - 5.30pm & Sunday 5th May 11am - 5.30pm

Where: Switchboard Studios, Uplands Business Park, Uplands B, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ, UK

Price: £225 p/p - including all materials, a tasty homemade lunch, cake and refreshments both days

This workshop is aimed at adults and suitable for all abilities. Groups are kept small, 4-8 people, to enable Abigail to offer each person the time and assistance they might require.

To book: A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on the workshop. This sum in non-refundable but it can be transferred to another workshops date should you later be unable to make it.

The remaining 50% is due the week prior to the workshop date. Payments can be made via bank transfer or through Paypal.

If you would like to book a place please email: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk.

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PAPER MÂCHÉ ANIMAL SCULPTURE - 2 day workshop
Apr
27
to Apr 28

PAPER MÂCHÉ ANIMAL SCULPTURE - 2 day workshop

Join Abigail at her colourful, plant filled studio for a weekend workshop making paper mâché animal sculptures.

Day 1 - Sculpting

Abigail will demonstrate the techniques she has developed to sculpt animal forms in newspaper, cardboard and wire. The day will then be spent sculpting the animal of your choice with her guidance.

Having applied the paper mâché layers, the sculptures will be left to dry overnight.

Day 2 - Painting

Abigail will start the day demonstrating some basic painting techniques using acrylic paint, leaving you the rest of the day to paint your wonderful animal sculptures.

When: Saturday 27th April 11am - 5.30pm & Sunday 28th April 11am - 5.30pm
Where: Switchboard Studios, Uplands Business Park, Uplands B, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ, UK
Price: £225 p/p - including all materials, a tasty homemade lunch, cake and refreshments both days

This workshop is aimed at adults and suitable for all abilities. Groups are kept small, 4-8 people, to enable Abigail to offer each person the time and assistance they might require.

To book: A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on the workshop. This sum in non-refundable but it can be transferred to another workshops date should you later be unable to make it.
The remaining 50% is due the week prior to the workshop date. Payments can be made via bank transfer or through Paypal.

If you would like to book a place please email: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk.

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FABRIC SWAN - workshop
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

FABRIC SWAN - workshop

Join Abigail for a 1-day fabric and stitch workshop at her east London studio, and learn how to make your own little fabric swan.

In this 1 day workshop Abigail will take you through the process of making a little fabric swan from start to finish. Choose your swan colour from white, grey or black, with a large selection of patterned and plain fabrics in all colours for you to choose from to decorate it. You may wish to additionally bring along any of your own fabrics that you might like to work with but it’s not necessary.

DATE: Saturday 9th February 2019

TIMES: 11am – 5.30pm, 30min lunch break at 1.30pm

ADDRESS: Studio 18, Switchboard Studios, Uplands B, Unit 50, Uplands Business Park, Uplands Entrance, Blackhorse Lane, London E17 5QZ

CLOSEST TUBE/TRAIN STATION: Blackhorse Road

CONTACT NUMBER: 07940 497488

PRICE: £125 p/person including all materials and lunch and refreshments

For further info or to sign up please contact: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk

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PAPER MÂCHÉ ANIMAL HEAD - workshop
Jan
19
to Jan 20

PAPER MÂCHÉ ANIMAL HEAD - workshop

Join Abigail for a 2-day paper mâché workshop at her new east London studio, and make some wonderful wild animal heads to hang on your wall!

Day 1 – Sculpting and Paper Mâché

The day will start with a demonstration of some of the techniques you can use to sculpt your animal heads, which require various levels of skill, so there’s something achievable for every ability level.

The animal heads I create are mostly stylized pieces in my own style rather than close studies of the animals themselves, so you may wish to play around with your own style, making sketches of stylized animals or you might wish to go for a realistic study. Either way it’s best to come prepared with your ideas, sketches and images so you’re ready to get making once I’ve demonstrated the techniques.

You’ll spend the rest of the day creating your pieces so that the paper mâché is on by the end of the day and they can dry overnight.

The number you’ll manage will depend very much on your experience or the size/complexity of the piece/s you create, but everyone should have at least one finished piece by the end of the day.

Day 2 – Painting and Finishing

With your pieces now dry, we’ll start the day with a demonstration of some painting techniques which you will have time to test out first if you’re not a confident painter.

Once you’re happy with the techniques you’ll spend the rest of the day painting your animal heads and we’ll finish with a quick demonstration of how to attach a ring to the back so it can be hung as soon as you get it home.

 

All materials provided but you will need to bring your own books/images/drawings of animals to work with.

DATE: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 2019

TIMES: 11am – 5.30pm, 30min lunch break at 1.30pm

ADDRESS: Studio 18, Switchboard Studios, Uplands B, Unit 50, Uplands Business Park, Uplands Entrance, Blackhorse Lane, London E17 5QZ

CLOSEST TUBE/TRAIN STATION: Blackhorse Road

CONTACT NUMBER: 07940 497488

Price: £225 p/person including all materials and lunch and refreshments on both days

 

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COUTURE CREATURE MAKING WORKSHOP
Oct
6
to Oct 7

COUTURE CREATURE MAKING WORKSHOP

£225 per person

Bring your wildest, most creative fashion-styling ideas to this weekend workshop and make your very own Couture Creature!

Choosing from a cat, mouse, rabbit or lamb, you'll learn the process from pattern design and cutting, to hand-sewing and stuffing your doll, and finally to a range of fabric manipulation techniques to create the fabulous clothing for your utterly unique work of art!!

Day 1
Doll construction day.
You'll start by choosing which animal you want to make and from which of the available fabrics. Abigail will take you through the process of pattern design and construction to sewing and stuffing your doll and adding it's face detail.

Day 2
Costume creation day.
Abigail will demonstrate a variety of manipulation techniques to help you explore the possibilities to create your doll's costume from your own ideas, sketches and source materials. There'll be a huge variety of coloured, patterned and textured fabrics, paints, natural and found objects available for you to work with, but feel free to additionally being any of your own!

All the sewing will be done by hand, which takes a bit of time and patience. The skill level required would be intermediate/advanced. Please ask if you have any further questions: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk

The workshop runs from 11am - 5.30pm both Saturday and Sunday, with a half hour break for lunch at 1.30pm, from:
Cockpit Arts
Cockpit Yard
Worthington Street
London
WC1N 2NP

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COUTURE CREATURE MAKING WORKSHOP
Sep
22
to Sep 23

COUTURE CREATURE MAKING WORKSHOP

£225 per person

Bring your wildest, most creative fashion-styling ideas to this weekend workshop and make your very own Couture Creature!

Choosing from a cat, mouse, rabbit or lamb, you'll learn the process from pattern design and cutting, to hand-sewing and stuffing your doll, and finally to a range of fabric manipulation techniques to create the fabulous clothing for your utterly unique work of art!!

Day 1
Doll construction day.
You'll start by choosing which animal you want to make and from which of the available fabrics. Abigail will take you through the process of pattern design and construction to sewing and stuffing your doll and adding it's face detail.

Day 2
Costume creation day.
Abigail will demonstrate a variety of manipulation techniques to help you explore the possibilities to create your doll's costume from your own ideas, sketches and source materials. There'll be a huge variety of coloured, patterned and textured fabrics, paints, natural and found objects available for you to work with, but feel free to additionally being any of your own!

All the sewing will be done by hand, which takes a bit of time and patience. The skill level required would be intermediate/advanced. Please ask if you have any further questions: abigail@abigail-brown.co.uk

The workshop runs from 11am - 5.30pm both Saturday and Sunday, with a half hour break for lunch at 1.30pm, from:
Cockpit Arts
Cockpit Yard
Worthington Street
London
WC1N 2NP

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