Workshop: Exploring Lutradur with Diana Parsons

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore a favourite historic object from the displays at Carisbrooke Castle Museum through the medium of paint and stitch on Lutradur.

Working with textile artist Diana Parsons you’ll spend the day in the museum’s medieval great hall, surrounded by displays of historic artefacts from which you’ll be able to draw inspiration. Working in a small group you’ll paint with acrylics onto the Lutradur, a surface suitable for textiles, use a sewing machine as a drawing tool and embellished with hand stitching. Enhance your designs further with words stitched into the design.

To introduce the day, Diana will give a short talk describing the work she produced for the ‘Out of the Box exhibition at Carisbrooke with demonstrations of technique and discussion of ideas and then guide you through the activities broadly outlined below.

Experiment with applying acrylic paints on sample pieces of Lutradur
Choose your subject matter,
Transfer your designs onto Lutradur.
Select your colour palette and paint your chosen design
Explore free machine embroidery, including embroidered writing and hand stitching.
Apply your experiments with thread, to your painting.
The emphasis will be on exploration, discovery, perhaps learning new skills and having fun. You will be supported throughout with one to one tuition and demonstrations at every stage.
What will be provided
Acrylic paints
Threads for hand and machine stitching
Sewing machines to share
Source material
What to bring
Sketchbooks/paper for planning
Drawing equipment eg pencils/pens etc
Sewing machine capable of free machine embroidery (optional)
Paint brushes                                      
Acrylic paints
Plastic waterpots
Palettes or equivalent e.g. plastic lids.
A packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided (please note there will be no other catering available on site).               
Note from Diana
If you would like to see the techniques we will be exploring, in advance, there are examples on my artist page of the QuayCrafts website.  Follow this link to my artist page where the 5 images show the complete work, followed by close up details, using Lutradur, acrylics and stitch.

Please note
Advance booking is essential. This workshop will be run subject to a minimum number of participants. Should this minimum number not be reached the workshop will be cancelled and all bookings refunded.