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A FREE online mini workshop with NICKY SIMPSON – Textiles Artist & Trainer

START TIME:  7.00pm


We are excited to be launching a new free online event which will happen every month (or more often!). These sessions are free for anyone to join us.

The first event will be a mini creative workshop with NICKY SIMPSON who will show you how to do AMERICAN SMOCKING.  A fun and meditative technique that uses just a needle & thread (and of course some fabric) to create exciting 3D fabric structures, that can be used for clothing or homewares!

You are welcome to join in the workshop and details of what you will need to get ready will be sent to you, along with the zoom details, when you register.

Nicky Simpson textilesNICKY SIMPSON

NICKY SIMPSON is a contemporary textiles artist with 12 years teaching experience, heading up Fashion & Textiles at Hillview School in Kent. She has taught Art & Design Textiles at GCSE and A Level, AQA Design and Technology/Textiles at A Level and GCSE and BTEC Level 3 Fashion. Her last set of grades were: A Level 100% A-A*; GCSE 70% A-A* (100% A*-B). 

She had a previous 22-year career as a print designer in the heart of London. For the past 8 years Nicky has been a course and workshop developer and leader for Textile and Art teachers on behalf of the Textile Skills Centre.

This event is held on Zoom so you need to register to get the zoom details and list of equipment needed to join in:)

The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.


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