Textile Study Group

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

Rosemary Campbell

Summer School 2011: Landscape of Life

Fields of Home

On this course we will use as reference very familiar objects that we see in our homes and use in our everyday lives, e.g. household ironmongery, kitchen utensils or small garden implements. We will begin by looking closely at them and assessing the qualities and characteristics we take so for granted. Making studies in a variety of media, working with collage and mark making techniques as starting points, we will progress these ideas to reflect your personal interests.

My aim is for the students to come full circle: by using these very mundane objects as reference to create pattern and texture, and by employing appropriate colour, fabric and thread that reflects your home environment, create the exquisite. Students will have the opportunity to work and progress ideas through discussion and develop a number of ideas and samples with a view to enhancing their own homes.


Rosemary Campbell trained as a textile designer and after 30 years teaching City and Guilds and Foundation Studies in Further Education now enjoys the freedom to develop her own work. As a freelance tutor she wishes to convey to her students the buzz she gets from textiles. She is a member of the Textile Study Group, EDGE and the Embroiderers’ Guild.