This months talk by Zara Day was very well received. Sadly I missed it so I can’t give any details, except to say that I’ve heard really enthusiastic comments from those who attended. Zara was invited to talk to us by popular request, after several members attended online courses with her during lockdown. Zara teaches a wide range of courses, both online and in person. Zara has sent details of her new courses (see below). The website link below goes through to a message saying it’s a new website and to try later. You can ask our Secretary for Zara’s phone number which I won’t put on here, or you can contact Zara on Instagram or Facebook at; https://www.instagram.com/zara_day_embroidery_design/
I have decided to repeat the new courses I offered in January as they have been so popular, and the outcomes are brilliant. If you have done Course 1 with me, you may be interested in Course 10. Several members had asked me to reinvent this course as they had really enjoyed it. So, Course 10 explores a different range of hand embroidery stitches and how these can flow across a piece and be inspired by our natural landscape. Course 11 looks at creating either imaginative or realistic birds inspired by a mixture of tropical and native bird species in 3D. Where we will use a variety of decorative embroidery stitches and beading on top of a fabric sculpture. During Course 12 I will be sharing some of the techniques I use to create fabric designs for some of the pieces I have produced for my bespoke embroidery design company Rosemaryrose. These designs have been commissioned by interior designers for products such as cushions, chairs, and headboard designs.
I am running my Mini Make – Tree Bark Examined If you enjoyed Course 10 you will like this course as I share lots of different techniques inspired by the patterns, textures and colours found on tree bark. I take you through ways of creating a piece of textile art that looks realistic or abstract.
As before all courses consist of sessions lasting for around an hour and a half, on the same day and time each week. They are conducted through zoom in small groups in real time with live demonstration, artist inspiration, feedback on work and advice how to progress further, time to chat with other members and be inspired by each other’s pieces and knowledge. I have attached the information sheets about each of them.
Course 10 – Ebb and Flow – Tuesday 8th March – 4.30pm – 6 sessions £45.00
Course 11 – Decorative Birds – Wednesday 9th March – 4.00pm – 6 sessions £45.00
Course 12– Layering and Cutting Away – Thursday 10th March – 4.30pm – 6 sessions £45.00
Mini Make – Tree Bark Examined – Monday 7th, 14th, and 21st March + 11th April – 4 sessions £40.00
Places are limited for each course so if you would like to reserve a place, please email me. I will be reserving places on a first come basis, it may take me a couple of days to get back to you to confirm the place depending on the number of emails I receive. But I will work through them in date order. You may want to give me your first and second choice.
To secure you place, payment for the course needs to be paid by the 25th February and I will send out the zoom link and all the course information on the 28th February.
I look forward to hearing back from any of your members if they have any questions or would like to reserve a place on one of these courses.
Zara Day, Founder, Zara Day Embroidery Design