Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Introducing new member Heather Black

Heather has always been interested in textiles and learnt to sew, knit and crochet at a very young age.  Time devoted to creating has varied over the years, and it was only after taking early retirement several years ago that she was able to concentrate on this once again.

In order to learn about creating original designs, Heather enrolled on a City & Guilds Certificate course in Machine Embroidery in 2015.  She completed this course in 2017 and was awarded one of the student prizes.  During the course she discovered a love for natural dyeing, especially natural contact dyeing (eco printing) and continues to experiment to push the boundaries in this area.  Occasionally she runs workshops to share this exciting natural process.

Heather also enjoys felting (wet, nuno and needle felting) and making 3D textile items.  She is currently studying for an Advanced Stitched Textile qualification through ‘Creative Stitch’.

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