Textile Study Group

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

Jan Miller

Summer School 2015: Inside Out, Upside Down

In and Out of the Landscape

A workshop that investigates your point of view of the landscape. Are you inspired by the panorama, the detail, the changing light and weather, the memories, the postcard from the gallery, the holiday snap? Are you in or out?

Progressive sampling with your chosen materials will be based on garment construction and conservation methods. Cloth and papers marked and worn by repeated manipulation and folding; changing the two-dimensional to three-dimensional; adding colour and marks with print and stitch; patching and layering with fragments to add texture and depth. Borrowed craft techniques will be explored to hold together non-textile materials. Found objects, whether manmade or natural, will link a ‘place’ with an ‘idea’.

The course will conclude with individual discussions to consider a display inside or outside, and the potential for further development.


Jan Miller has an MA Textile Culture, is a freelance artist and tutor working in Norwich and a member of the Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums. She is an exhibiting Member of the 62 Group. Recent work has included public installations in a woodland and along a coastline.

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