Textiles & Quilting

Shadow Work: Modern Approaches to a Traditional Technique

From: £60.00

Tues, 14 March 2023


Working with a range of sheer fabrics and different threads we’ll explore some traditional shadow work techniques and think about how we can use them in a more modern way.


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We’ll look at shadow work stitches and shadow applique and how to combine them to create delicate designs. Templates are provided but you are very welcome to create your own designs.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh is an Artist and Creative Practitioner specialising in drawing and textiles, in particular embroidery. She is continually fascinated by the natural world and our connection to it. She is particularly interested in birds and their feathers and uses them as symbols in her work to explore the human desire to transcend. Choosing to work predominantly with natural fibres such as silk and linen Helen finds herself consistently drawn to traditional textile skills such as embroidery, knitting and dyeing and enjoys the connections with the often forgotten makers of the past that working this way gives her. Helen is a skilled and experienced workshop leader and works on a variety of community and education based arts projects working with a diverse range of people in a variety of settings. Helen’s aim is to enable people to unlock and explore their creativity.

About The Day

Shadow Work: Modern Approaches to a Traditional Technique will run from 10am until 4pm and include refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

Essential Information

Templates are provided or bring your own photo or design to work from. Suitable for beginners this workshop will also provide lots of useful hints and tips for more experienced stitchers.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

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