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Kim Thittichai

I am a textile tutor, author and artist based on the West Coast of County Clare in Ireland. I find I am drawn to experiment, layering techniques where I can. My original training was in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics. I had no idea that it would be instrumental in my development as a textile artist and tutor. We were trained as artist craft persons, learning how to use each material before we designed anything. Little did I know how important this would be forty years down the line. My teaching and 4 books - Hot Textiles, Experimental Textiles, Layered Textiles and Reclaimed Textiles, encourage students and readers to think outside the box – to discover ‘What if?’ I love to develop new surfaces to stitch into, working with heat fusible, bondable and distressable materials. Online teaching is a new venture. We will aim to build a full curriculum of workshops from a one day workshop to longer courses that will stretch the students.

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About this Course

The workshop is suitable for beginners up to more experienced artists, we can always learn more!

This workshop is equivalent to what you would achieve on a fast paced one day workshop with Kim, with a little more added...

We will be working with Tyvek, cellophane and food packaging. Learning simple techniques using heat tools to create wonderful decorative surfaces and 3D objects. Through video demonstrations Kim will lead you through the techniques you need. We will cover the safe use of heat tools and how to texture the products with heat. We will also cover making beads and bowls from products you can find all around you.

Please note this is a process based course not a project based course.

By joining this course and posting your photographs you are giving Kim permission to use your images in future workshops and inspiration booklets to encourage and inspire new students.