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© 2017 Karen Schwamm

 

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Tyntesfield National Trust

Christmas Food and Craft Market

 

Saturday 2nd December

and

Sunday 3rd December

 

10am - 3pm

Welcome

 

I love to work with textiles.

 

It all began many years ago, making little things at home then moving on to making my own clothes.

 

I studied Dress and Fabrics at school to ‘A’ level, achieving a top grade. Other than that, I am pretty much completely self taught through borrowing books from the library and attending the odd workshop now and again. My teacher at school was always suggesting I should pursue a career in fashion or textiles design, but life took another path.

 

I gather inspiration from many textile artists and love the natural world. I spent a few years developing my skills in patchwork, quilting and applique and in recent times, I have been experimenting with other techniques using free motion machine embroidery and layering fabrics to produce textile art pieces.

 

I also love to ‘play’ with clay, originally attending an evening class to learn a few skills to produce ceramic buttons and embellishments for my textiles work. I continue to experiment with techniques though am yet to master the potters wheel!

 

On the events page I will add details of exhibitions, shows and fairs I will attend throughout the year, so do pop back for a browse from time to time

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