Beautiful Creative Textile course artworks by our learners!

Beautiful Creative Textile course artworks by our learners!

05-August-2021
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Our North Wales based Art tutor Kate Philbin started teaching her first full courses with us in January 2021 and we are delighted to say that the take-up has been very strong - with a range of learners joining and keeping Kate very busy over lockdown.

Kate says, “I’ve been teaching beginners to make creative textiles and ‘free motion embroidery’, and teaching more confident learners advanced textiles techniques including dyeing, Shibori and a really fun technique called ‘crashing’. So, teaching, planning and supporting learners on Teams has kept me out of trouble!”

During her online creative embroidery courses, Kate has met a variety of learners from all over Wales and her learners have produced beautiful pieces of work!

Kate adds, “It has been really inspiring to see how much my learners have embraced online learning. We have been able to create a fun and supportive environment over teams, sharing work to the galleries and it’s been brilliant to see learners offering support and guidance on creative projects to each other between classes. It’s also allowed learners from all over the country to take part so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting learners from Cardiff, Swansea, West Wales and other places in North Wales who would usually be too far away to join my classes. In addition, my learners have appreciated not having to carry heavy sewing machines around!”

“This has been a brilliant opportunity to be creative in my teaching, expand my digital skills and to meet learners across Wales. I’ve been very lucky that my job has given me the chance to meet brilliant and creative people in a safe way and has given me purpose through this difficult time.”

We would like to wish Kate and her learners a huge congratulations on creating such beautiful pieces of art and staying connected through learning over lockdown!

To view more of the artworks by Kate’s learners, check out or Facebook album here.

To find a textile course, or similar Art course, click here.

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