Evil Flowers with Jan Clark

Course Overview

An experimental workshop following the ‘what if’ approach to assembling mixed media with the sewing machine. The theme of Evil Flowers allows a broad design range for individual work..

We will use the unusual to build up collage surfaces from flat to low relief to small sculptural wall pieces. Substrates can be a variety of interfacings, papers and acetates. The surfaces can be fabrics that you have textured or manipulated. Objects can be added for more embellishment.

This workshop encourages people to experiment and be brave

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Materials List

  • Sewing machine with a new needle and spares. Extension cord and power board
  • Darning foot/quilting foot for free motion sewing
  • Assorted threads, no need to match specific colours unless that is important to you. Black is a good general colour.
  • Assorted fabrics. Small pieces only are needed. Anything that will relate to the theme of evil flowers. Can be unusual fabrics, laces, glitz, shiny stuff, nuno felt scraps, whatever you want to experiment with.
  • Assorted bits, pom poms, jewels, sequins, buttons, chenilles (fancy pipe cleaners), etc
  • Commercial felt in white and black, 1 square each from craft shops
  • A packed sandwich bag of stuffing, any kind, batting is OK
  • Glue, strong glue such as Tiger glue (from Spotlight) or Aquadhere.
  • Wire, if you have it, and something to cut wire with, and to bend wire such as long nose pliers.

The substrates

Bring things you already have, such as

Various interfacings

  • Acetate sheets/x-ray film
  • watercolour papers
  • Tulle, white and black, a metre total will be plenty.


  • Jan will bring a collection of strange things to add to the mix and will also bring something of everything, so if you don’t have an item don’t stress, she can supply or share it.

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia


10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019


09:30 AM - 04:30 PM





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Evil Flowers with Jan Clark

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