Join the Idler Academy for an evening of crafting with Ros Badger, and learn to write on fabric without a pen.
Transfer your favourite words, quotes or epigrams onto fabric using a mixture of embroidery stitches and print.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, a favourite literary quote, a love note, a line from a song, a line from an old letter or a child’s schoolbook, there is an endless source. Ros Badger will show you how to transfer these words onto linen suggesting various stitches for working the words onto the fabric using a needle and thread. There will also be access to old bookbinding printing letters and print pads for those less nimble with a needle and thread, or both materials can be combined.
Ros suggests that the finished piece could be framed or used to make a bag or cushion cover
No experience necessary for this workshop and all materials will be provided. A Hendrick’s gin & tonic is included upon arrival.
About the Tutor
Ros Badger’s career as a knitwear designer started over 30 years ago when she finished her textile degree at Chelsea School of art.
She has designed for numerous companies from Betty Jackson to Marks and Spencer. She has made bespoke hats for U2’s The Edge, did a stint as knitting expert on C4’s Big Breakfast TV, and is an occasional stylist for magazines and newspapers, including the Telegraph and The Sunday Times.
Ros has written a number of successful knitting and craft books including: Homemade; Gorgeous things to make with love, co-authored with her close friend Elspeth Thompson (1962-2010), Hook Yarn and Crochet (Quadrille Publishing) and Simple Knitting (Mitchell Beazley).