Many of us gather collections of small things; shards of broken pottery, a shell, scraps of fabric from a child’s dress, a handwritten note or feather, seemingly inconsequential to anyone else but full of interest or meaning to ourselves. ‘Memory Cloth’ is a five-week, project-based course in which you will work towards creating your own unique handstitched textile piece or pieces, for example, a hanging, book or scroll, which records a personal story incorporating these precious items.

Textile artist, Kathleen Murphy will help you to tease out those stories using a variety of methods (layering, wrapping, applique and embroidery techniques) to decoratively preserve, and tell the story of, your precious items in fabric and thread. This is a stand-alone course but may also be an interesting progression for those who have completed the Creative Possibilities Using Needle and Thread course. Some previous hand stitch experience would be useful.

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Tutor: Kathleen Murphy
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Craft Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: AC13-19
PRICE: £125.00 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome

What you will need:
For the first session please bring a selection of small items and fabric pieces which you'd like to incorporate into your memory cloth. You will also need to bring embroidery scissors and needles.


First Class: Tuesday 24th September
Last Class: Tuesday 22nd October


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