PHOTO FUN: Photo transfer and collage with Wilma Simmons

Course Overview

Transfer your own photo (a copy) to cloth and discover the artistic opportunities of used tea bags and recycled fabrics to create an art work. in this fibre art workshop you will:

  • Learn some really simple and super quick methods of transferring your favourite photos onto fabric.
  • Collage, layer, superimpose and assemble different materials including photos, tea bags, and various fabrics. .
  • Create a mixed media collage with hand stitching and/or drawing.

Teacher Profile

 Wilma Simmons

I am a mixed media and textile artist and teacher because what I do makes me happy and reminds me that I have a ‘soul.’  It took me a long time to take up any kind of art practice as I worked in many jobs before settling to high school teaching and administration as a career. I think we are all born artistic but it takes some of us longer to develop and in my case, not until my “retirement” in 2005. While I love to teach,  I consider myself still a learner and take every opportunity to improve my skills and practice. My artistic goal is always to encourage and support others to create.

My art work celebrates diversity, with a harmonious mixture of techniques, materials and ideas.  Every day, I am inspired by connections between people, place and time, and by displays of the strength of the human spirit.

Materials List

Workshop requirements:

Scraps of white or cream homespun cotton or calico  ( or if you buying some fabric,  approx. 25cm or a fat quarter)

Hand sewing kit – scissors, needle and thread

Ruler and scraps of cardboard (this can be recycled e.g. cereal box)

Laser printed photocopies of your photos – please email me copies of your photos at least a day before the workshop and I will prepare them for you – wilmasimmons@hotmail.com

Workshop kit ($15) includes a blender pen, citrus oil and sticky tape for transferring photos, photocopies of your photos, tea bags and fabric pack, selection of embroidery threads and buttons, beads and other embellishments.

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.


02 Jun 2018


All Day