17-24 August 2019, Lora Avedian, Blooming Marvellous, Two and Three Dimensional Fabric Flowers

Chateau Dumas, week-long workshop, prices from €1975

Hosted by Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and prop maker. She uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern artefacts. Inspired by ceremonies and folk costume, she uses the symbolism of the objects, colours and embroidery techniques to tell her visual story. Her prop making has led her to work with Ally Cappelino, Conde Nast Traveller and Mr Selfridge to name a few... 

This Our floral focussed workshop will begin with an introduction to Lora's work, looking at samples, talking about techniques and inspiration. You will begin with drawing - from the gardens around the Chateau using single line, mark making and collage techniques. Participants will look carefully at the flowers, their patterns and petals, considering scale, colour and construction.

Lora will demonstrate how best to exploit the three dimensional qualities of textiles and teach you her methods in silk painting, embroidery, appliqué and smocking techniques as well as using fringing, buttons and knots. With these techniques you'll create three dimensional flowers including the stems, leaves and blooms. Once you have mastered these elements, you will have the opportunity to use them as embellishments on a garment, cushion or hat. 

    Chateau DumasLieu dit Dumas,  82220 Auty,  France

    Before you pay your deposit you must have confirmation that there is a place available for you on this workshop. Please email to check there is availability. Once your place is confirmed the team at Chateau Dumas will instruct you on how to pay your non-refundable £300 deposit. You will be able to purchase multiple deposits if you are booking for more than 1 person. The balance is payable in Euros 12 weeks before the start of the workshop. Chateau Dumas will be in touch to remind you when the balance is due.

    For more information please contact Sarah -

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