About the Class

Class Code: JHSA05

Thread Painting – Tui In The Kowhai

This two-day class will produce a tui hand painted on fabric via an easy step by step learn to trace and paint process.

Please note, there is no pre-requisite need, to be able to draw in-order to succeed in this class.

The method will be using a pre-drawn tui to be traced on to the fabric and then step by step, the participants of the class, will learn to use the Inktense pencils and a textile medium to create texture and strong colour for both the bird and the kowhai in which the tui is perched. As well as learning to create a soft colour for the background.

After years of my refining this process, the intention is that the class will benefit from my knowledge in creating textures, using these mediums. 

The final stage of the process is where participants, will be shown how to thread paint some of the tui’s distinctive white neck tufts.

A full tutorial and demonstration will be given on how to thread paint and finish the Tui at home.  

My personal goal is to show how easy the Inktense pencils are to use, as the perfect medium to be taken from normal use with paper and applied to fabric.