Saturday, 28 June 2014

Branch DVD Library

As members who were at the May meeting will know, we have purchased a set of the Colouricious Textile Workshops DVDs. These fabulous DVDs cover a wide range of topics, and provide easy to follow instructions to help you develop a new skill.


We will be bringing them along to the July session for members to borrow, with loan periods being two months. There will be a small charge of £1 per DVD, which will be put towards buying other interesting items for the library for future.

The titles are:

Textile Art “Talking Threads"
Create, learn and be inspired by the leading textile artists featured in this textile art DVD of the acclaimed Sky TV series and watch these brilliant textile art courses you can do from home.

Christmas Crafts Projects
This special textile art DVD helps you make Christmas uniquely yours. Learn eight different Christmas craft ideas and techniques as our textile artists share their projects with you.

Creative Bondaweb
Bondaweb is a textile adhesive used in all kinds of modern textile art. Learn about how to use this product and the craft ideas you can use this fabric adhesive for.

Creative Free Machine Embroidery
Have you always wanted to use embroidery to embellish your textile art? Gina teaches you about understanding the embroidery machine, needles, threads and fabrics you can use for machine embroidery projects.

Recycle Reborn
Learn how to use techniques like block printing, free machining, dyeing and using an embellishing machine to transform materials into great, recycled mixed media crafts. Make beads, bags, laptop bags, coasters, cushion covers, cards and more from something you would have thrown in the bin. Be inspired by our recycled textile artwork and discover the wonderful projects, you too can create.

Embellishing machine Level 1
This textile art DVD will guide you through easy sewing projects and dry needle felting for beginners to create stunning embellished fabric art and great craft embellishment project ideas with your embellishing machine.

Embellishing Machine Level 2
Join textile designer Myfanwy Hart in this home course Embellishing and Sewing Workshop.  Discover the kinds of fabrics and fibers you can embellish and have fun creating simple textile art.

Embroidery Textile Landscapes
Meet textile artist Gilda Baron who creates fabulous textile landscapes. She teaches using widely available and surprising craft materials, and easy beginner textile techniques to create her textile art.

Indian Block Printing
Creator of Colouricious and textile artist Jamie Malden teaches you about one of her biggest passions, block printing textile design. Print your own fabric to enhance your textile project to new levels, create totally unique fabric and have fun all at the same time! Get started on your block printing adventure by having a look at our wonderful selection of sewing crafts wooden printing blocks designed for embroidery and sewing projects featured in the embroidery DVDs.

Quilting Arts Patchwork
In this textile art DVD you can get even better when you can incorporate the fabrics into your own easy sewing projects even suitable for beginners.

Stitch Embroidery Velvet
If you have never thought about using velvet before in your creative textile design, you will now. Develop through every chapter, adding layers and experimenting with fabric paint, transfer foil, glitter, organza and machine embroidery designs and ideas.

Textile Art Techniques
Marilyn Pipe teaches textile arts and crafts which includes Lutradur, tyvek, rust fabric and bondaweb. From using bondaweb on sari silk, needle felting sheers, rust dyeing fabric, all the way to using a craft heat gun on industrial tyvek. In this textile art DVD create cushions, cards, crafts and anything you want.

Textile Design Transfer Paints
Meet textile artist Mary Gamester and watch as she guides you though how to design your own fabric by textile printing with fabric transfer paint.

Textiles Lutradur
Textile artist Ineke Berlyn reveals the secrets of lutradur, an industrial material you may not have thought of using in your textile art.

As we anticipate that these DVDs may be popular, we are only allowing each member to borrow one DVD in the first instance, and if more than one person wants to borrow one DVD, we'll randomly decide who can borrow it.

We will also be asking members to sign a small form to confirm that they will look after the DVDs, and return them on time - this will be brought to the session.

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