Wednesday, 3 December 2014


I'm getting very excited now about my trip to Oz in March when I'll be running a series of workshops near Melbourne and Sydney through Grampians Textures and Timeless Textiles. I'm delighted to say the workshops at in the Grampians are now fully booked, but have no fear my Australian friends! There are still places on the Timeless Textiles one which is running from the 7th - 9th March in Newcastle. You can find all the info here. It's $460 AUS, for 3 days exploring 3D fabric sculpture and manipulation techniques to create a bird of your own design. I haven't run anything as long as these workshops before so I'm very excited to have time to share ideas and processes and see what wonderful things you will create.

We're hoping to fill the places quickly so I can get my flights booked and start planning, so come on and join us!!!! :-D

3D Bird Sculpture with Abigail Brown

We will start the workshop looking at a variety of textile manipulation techniques such as: appliqué, reverse appliqué, pleating, tucks, gathering and basic embroidery which will form the creative part of the workshop.
On the second day you will be offered a selection of different bird templates or assisted in creating your own design. We will then go through their assembly from pattern cutting, machine sewing and soldering to stuffing. Once the basic bird form is assembled you will be asked to draw on all your individuality and creative flair to decorate your own bird sculptures using the manipulation techniques we have explored. Outspread wings, flowing tails, ruffled breasts, full of texture, colour and magnificence. The Bird Kingdom is a tremendous source of inspiration for Abigail and she looks forward to sharing her passion with you.
7th, 8th -9th March 2015, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm @ Newcastle Community Art Centre, 246 Parry St Newcastle West. aus$460.