Introduction to Fabric Sculpting
3 hours - £30
Start your adventures with this introductory workshop
My name is Annette Smyth and I am based in Leamington Spa. I began my creative journey as a child learning knitting from my Mum and embroidery skills from my Dad. I studied embroidery further whilst at school. After school I learnt various other crafting techniques such as card making, sugar crafting, crochet and decorative painting. I have always loved creating things especially items that could be used.
In February 2014, I was introduced to fabric sculpting via an Australian painting magazine that a friend bought for me whilst on holiday. This is where my passion for sculpting, in all forms, began. I went on to take courses in Powertex sculpting, wire sculpting and am learning ceramics with various tutors. To read more about my Powertex journey click here.
I am currently exploring the combination of ceramic base sculpts with fabric additions.
"We had the most enjoyable time creating our hares. It was a completely new experience for us which we knew nothing about and You were the perfect tutor allowing us time to take in all your step by step instructions. In addition to that the coffee and cake were an added bonus and made the day and whole experience one we will never forget. We will be back as our magnificent hares have left us wanting more."
"Annette is a beautiful tutor, full of knowledge and patience. She explains every little detail and you come away with a project to be proud of!"
"I attended a 1 to 1 course with Annette recently and I had a wonderful, productive day. Because it was only the two of us, I was able to indulge my creativity and Annette was game for it and encouraged me to take my idea to the limit. She instinctively knew what my vision was and could suggest suitable materials and techniques that would bring out the best. I completed my sculptured figure of the Doge by the end of the day and I am ecstatic about him. I am keen to use this technique again. Annette has undoubtedly fired me up with new ideas."
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6BZ