Join me in experimenting with fabric and stitch in a relaxed yet productive environment. Free and experimental approaches to hand stitching will be supported by some traditional skills. A variety of abstract fabric arrangements will encourage a complete focus on manipulating the visual elements shape, colour, texture, tone, line, pattern. Aesthetic choices and decisions will be made when balancing final compositions. Making these decisions can be challenging, contemplative, revealing and fun. Further stitching will focus on the joys of running stitch and include a make do and mend approach. An introduction to Kantha, Sashiko and Boro will support your broader understanding of how all cultures repurpose fabrics. We will build up a variety of stitch approaches to embellish our fabric assemblages and be encouraged to use our intuition. We will allow our stitches to go for a walk. A stitch journey will ensue and we will gradually invent our own embroidered designs. Once all is going well...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
After my Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College and PGCE in Brighton I enjoyed a long career leading Art Departments in local secondary schools. In the last 10 years I have returned to making my own work and teaching adult workshops in three venues; Home, Sussex Prairie Gardens and Amberley Museum. I also cherish my role with the creative textile community group 'The Steyning So and Sews’ who meet regularly to make collaborative textile works to enhance local community spaces. My mixed media and textile works are a response to what I find in my natural surroundings. Inspired by a residency at Sussex Prairie Garden I explore themes around biodiversity I forage and collect plant stuffs from my garden and local hedgerows, experiment with wet and dry media processes and then document my findings in sketchbooks and refined outcomes. Using a variety of paper, fabric, hand and machine stitch and mixed media techniques to make sketches, rubbings, mono and contact prints, dye fabric, I make pape...
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