We will be using authentic antique nightdresses, sourced in France for our “Slow Stitching- 101” class at Gramon in Balmain. Lisa Mattock, textile artist, will share with students the stitches and techniques involved in creating wearable pieces of art from reclaimed fabrics and treasured finds. No previous stitching experience is necessary, but is of course welcome.
I have a wonderful space at the back of my Balmain studio for classes. My Balmain studio is HQ for both my businesses Gramon and Scottish Cashmere Australia. It is a veritable Aladdin's Cave of treasures which you will be so welcome to explore!!
The cost of the class is $150 plus the cost of the genuine vintage / antique nightdress which I personally sourced from France. The cost of the nightdresses are $65 to $75 which includes the discount I'm applying. You can come and choose your nightdress any date before the class or on the day.
Everything else that you will need to complete your artwork is supplied. I will prepare a delicious lunch of finger sandwiches, cake, biscuits and slices plus all the tea and coffee you desire.
As a special incentive everything you buy from my studio on the day of your class only will have a 10% discount applied. For those of you who know me this is a very rare opportunity as my prices are relatively very good. Compile a wish list especially from my cashmere website.
Lisa’s expertise as a textile artist, florist, food stylist, visual merchandiser, and with her own upmarket florist and homewares store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, combined with her long-standing passions for vintage fabrics, recycling, and embroidery made “Forage” a natural evolution. Through workshops, events and collaborations with local designers, Lisa gets to follow and share her twin passions of discovering and collecting reclaimed fabrics and embellishments, and creating intricate layered textile artworks.