Mary McIntosh - Textile Artist
Mary McIntosh - Textile Artist



Advanced Stitched Textiles

(this replaces the City & Guilds Level 3 diploma in Machine Embroidery and Patchwork and Quilting)


2 year course         3 terms per year


This course will run on Mondays in Ipswich from Sept 2019 





Cost: £235 per term plus registration fee of £90



Venue: WI training room, 22 Orford Street, Ipswich IP1 3NS



Advanced Stitched Textiles


2 year course          3 terms per year


This course will run on Tuesdays near Bury St Edmunds on Tuesdays  from Sept 2020




Life's a bleach: discharging colour from cloth

Using Discharge paste and household bleach to create lovely rich coppery colours on black and dyed fabrics. Can be quite messy and smelly. 





Shrivel Up and Dye: stitch and shrink to create a highly textured surface

Using ice-wool artic fleece and artic wool gauze and lots of different natural fabrics such as silks, cottons, linens and lace, we stitch, shrink an then dye the piece which can then be further embellished with machine or hand stitching. Free machining. I or 2 day course. 



Crazy about Colour: introduction to dyeing

Using procion dyes. Dyeing the colour wheel, graduated dyeing, space dyeing. Painting with dye and Ice-dyeing.  I day or 2 day course available.



Paper Mania: using newspaper in textiles

Using painted newspapers to make bookwraps. bookcovers or small pieces of work to frame.  1 day course.  Machine stitching. 



Texture Adventures: creating a textured surface in textiles

Using felt, fabric, sheers, lutradur and other materials to stitch and burn to create a variety of textures. Machine stitching and hand embellishment. 1 day or 2 day course available. 



Out of the blue - indigo dyeing

Create lots of lovely blue dyed cloth using shibori resist methods and synthetic indigo dyes. Dyes and other equipment provided at a cost of £6




Create your own unique pieces of cloth using a variety of screenprinting methods. Dye pastes, screens and other equipment provided at a cost of £6


Layered Landscapes

A4 landscape picture ready to be framed











Putting on the Glitz

Using fabric paints, bonded sheers, transfoils and glitterfilm on velvet to vreate a sumptuous panel ready for stitch. Pack of materials provided.

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