Create your own Valentine's Card Workshop: Kissing Linen Beaks

As part of the Darwin Festival, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are inviting you to:

a textile workshop inspired by Charles Darwin’s research on birds

Produce your own linen Valentine postcard for your loved one

Tutor Wendy Riddick

Friday 14 February 2020 in the visitors centre, cost £25 to include tea/coffee

Start at 11am, finish at 4pm, with an hour free for lunch (you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, oor visit one of the local cafes)

Students will use birds as an inspiration to produce a fabric postcard textile. These will be produced using sketching and colour blending techniques with water-soluble pencil crayons such as inktense and pen (optional). Further embellishment will be added with hand stitching and creative borders which may include lace and beading. This workshop is for beginners and more experienced textile enthusiasts and Wendy is an experienced teacher.

Materials are provided and included in the cost but you are welcome to bring anything you feel may be useful including your own images of birds as source for inspiration and basic sewing kit. The photograph shows an example based on the Maltings coronet. 

Minimum numbers 6, maximum numbers 11.

To book, please get in touch with the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings via [email protected]

Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 11 to Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 16