BROOCHING OUR STASH!
We all have wool stashes in a drawer, cupboard, spare room, shed, loft, storage container(!) that we promise to use one day. Tina has a range of patterns called Use Your Stash and this brooch workshop is a way to ease you into the mountain!
Using oddments from Tina's stash you will learn about colour resonance and colour confidence. Leave the session with a stitched brooch on your lapel for the world to see and a pattern that can be used to create larger work that will definitely dent your stash!
All materials will be provided, just bring yourselves and a smile!
After winning a box of embroidery transfers in an auction Tina opened it to find a whole woman's life in knitting and stitching patterns. Going away outfits, baby bootees and matinee jackets, school uniforms, embellishemnts for the home - right the way through to more modern baby knits. This woman had spent her whole life knitting and stitching love, a true artist. Tina started to look at other "home" crafts and how - because they were mainly completed by women - they were not seen as art. Tapestry needlepoint appealed because it combined print and texture. Tina finished some old tapestries found in secondhand shops and designed her first kit in 2014.
Tina is a regular exhibitor at the large knitting and stitching shows selling her designs around the UK. Her artwork can be found in many a gallery too!