Welcome to Smallbeans - for your home and your coat!
Here you can find links to my crafting and teaching blogs, etsy shop and C&G Creative Textiles courses.
There are lots of exciting ACE courses planned for the next few months: However, the council website has changed and I can no longer add hyperlinks to the right pages - how sad :(
Here is a link to the whole ACE brochure to download and we are under Fashion and Textiles on Page 12. If you would like information about any courses email me and I will endeavour to reply asap. email@example.com
City & Guilds Certificate in Textiles: is up and running! 4 Awards make up the course so you get more for your money. The course will give a detailed introduction to design working with colour and line. We will then look at the usual lovely textile techniques we have covered previously and finally you can choose whether you would like to do a Unit on Hand Embroidery or Machine Embroidery.
Rather excitingly we have put on an exhibition at the CMK Library for the month of October. I’ve put a few pictures on my teaching blog here. We had a lovely opening evening, most of the students were able to come along and see their work, really work a visit if you are in the area of Milton Keynes.
There is a New quick course planned for November: Be inspired by Autumn walks, 5 weeks, 2hours per week, dyeing fabric, printing fabric, collaging and arranging your fabrics in interesting ways and then finishing off with some embroidery - hand or machine, what every you prefer!
Course code: J3D194XA - it’s not in the ACE brochure, email me for more details, thanks.
On the 9th November there is a one-day course on the Batik. Using the technique of ‘faux batik’ we can produce great effects and textures with wax and different dyes. Come along and practice in the morning and create a cushion cover in the afternoon. Materials will be £5 for the day.
There is lots going on in my world of Smallbeans, hopefully something to interest you along the way.
Thanks for your time