Textile Study Group

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

Bobby Britnell

Summer School 2016: Drawn Together

Drawing the Line

"Drawing is putting ‘a line’ around an idea"
Henri Matisse

"A line is a mark or stroke, long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., onto a surface." This course will have students examining both the simplicity and complexity of ‘line’ as an inspirational source, by using a variety of ‘drawing’ tools and mixed media surfaces.

Accessible drawing methods, both traditional and experimental, will all be considered in relation to the exercises introduced, with students quickly building up inspirational boards full of ideas and design possibilities, for personal interpretation into fabric and stitch. Artist research will offer further insights into the development of ideas, with the whole course culminating in a useful portfolio of original works.


Bobby runs and teaches courses from her studio in South Shropshire and attracts students from all over the world. She also brings in the best UK tutors. She exhibits and teaches all over the country and abroad and was a tutor on the BA (Hons) programme for the Julia Caprara School of Stitched Textiles. She is an exhibiting member with ‘Through our Hands’ and published her first book in 2013.

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