Saturday, 14 January 2012

Angie Hughes Workshop

Last weekend, I finally managed to attend one of Angie  Hughes' workshops feeling that my stitching skills were finally okay enough to have a go!  Angie has a new workshop just outside Ledbury at Trumpet Corner Art Studios and Tea Rooms (which also just happens to serve scrumtious food).

This workshop was called Tantalising Textile Tagbooks.  I decided to follow a vaguely medical theme...



The most exciting thing I learnt during the day was how to image transfers with Bondaweb. I've always found transferring images can be a bit hit and miss...



but using a combination of Bondaweb and inkjet copies, it worked every time....



I also learnt about adding foils to fabric ...



.... and was reminded about how to add your own words to binding tape using the printer.



A really enjoyable day! If you are not near Ledbury (which is a lovely part of the country and well worth a visit), Angie has started uploading instructions to her workshops on her website so that you can create the projects in your own home.

29 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous tags. Although I would probably add flowers in place of the medical images. :) Love the details and it sounds like you learned many new tricks!

Heather said...

I 'need' that workshop, and your tags are fantastic. I love the way you have used all the separate components.
I must find out more about the Bondaweb transfer technique.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Oh woooow, these tags are fantastic!!! And yet again you've made me so jealous about your gorgeous lace which I still haven't been able to find anywhere...;(( Gorgeous work! xx

Sue said...

Whoa those tags are fab! Sounds like a great workshop.

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh Carol! These are gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to take the class. xxoo

Juls said...

fabulous! Love the lace detail at the bottom of yout tags! Hugs Juls

patcrafts said...

Your textile tags are fantastic, you are so lucky to have the opportunity to learn all these wonderful techniques, I will take a look at her website and see if I can learn from it.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The medical theme is so appropriate!!
Stunning tags and new info for me as I had no idea you could use Bondaweb - not sure it is even in a book all about transfers that I have - I too find they can be hit or miss.
Good to see you back where you should be .... creating stunning art.
Wishes
Lynne

sam21ski said...

WOW Fab set of tags. They look very vintage and those images just fit in perfectly.

Glad you had a good time, great to get out to workshops isn't it.

Sam xxx

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love these and I look forward to seeing more!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, I love the transfers and the layers of interest. Great to see you back. Interesting about the Bondaweb. Tracy x

penibear said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous Carol - I can't begin to work out how to do image transfer with bondaweb, so I'm looking forward to having a go!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these tags are fantastic. Love the use of the lace.

Netty said...

These are beautiful tags Carol. x

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous tags, love hem, also love the laxe at the bottom

hazel said...

Fabulous tags Carol.
xxx Hazel.

Karin said...

Fabulously gorgeous Tags Carol!!! These look amazing and your theme is perfect.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Stunning Carol. Love them, they look so very vintage they could have been made centuries ago, how fantastic.

Cath Wilson said...

Looks really interesting, Carol - lovely work and the image transfers look fab xxx

Carole said...

I LOVE the lace on the bottom!!!

Alison said...

Your tags are fabulous Carol, love the medical theme! Sounds like a great class! x

Sue Bleiweiss said...

love what you made in the class! I am a big fan of Angie's work, lucky you to have had the opportunity to take a class with her.

Carrie said...

Fabulous tags Carol - the theme is also perfect for you and you have created beautiful work with lots of lovely techniques used. Bondaweb transfer sounds very interesting.

Jacqui said...

Lovely tags Carol

Pia said...

so wonderful tags
hugs Pia

Neet said...

Carol - those are just heavenly. Oh what a fantastic workshop - I would love to go to one like that. What a lot of different things your learned in the one day - it was just one day? Hugs, Neet xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, these are amazing. I always love a bit of stitching!

nimucha said...

Great tags! The connection of skeleton next to lace makes impression. I like it! :)

Catherine Chapple said...

That's such a fun workshop, isn't it! I've forgotten how to do the 'words on binding through the printer' and didn't learn the bondaweb transfer technique. I'll have to ask Angie this weekend. I'm doing the 'Inspired by Hundertwasser' an 'Bondaweb Birchwood' workshops....bring it on!!