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Kissing Linen Beaks

Kissing Linen Beaks


As part of the Darwin Festival 2020, the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings invite you to; KISSING LINEN BEAKS, a textile workshop inspired by Charles Darwin’s research on Birds

Produce your own linen Valentine postcard for your loved one under the guidance of experienced tutor Wendy Riddick

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. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced textile enthusiasts.

Materials are included and provided, but you are welcome to bring anything you feel may be useful, including your own images of birds, as a source for inspiration and basic sewing kit.

£25, including all materials and tea/coffee

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