Textile Study Group

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Jean Draper

Summer School 2017: Beyond the Line – Seeing and Stitching

Stitching Lines – Leaving Spaces

Line, in all its varieties, whether drawn, painted or stitched, is a very important element in design, giving us the ability to create a wide range of effects. Of equal significance are the spaces left between lines – the negative shapes – which add strength and cohesion to our designs.

Beginning with natural objects for inspiration, in this workshop we will be exploring the power of line in many different forms. Working both two and three dimensionally, you will be helped and challenged to develop ideas for work using exciting arrangements of line, space, density and scale. You will be encouraged to use mixed media in addition to conventional textile materials.

Through demonstrations and personal tuition, it is anticipated that you will achieve individual ideas that could be further developed after the workshop.


Formerly a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Jean retired early to work as a free-lance tutor, lecturer and textile artist both here and abroad. Her book ‘Stitch and Structure’ was published in 2013. She is a member of the 62 Group and past National Chairman of the Embroiderers’ Guild.

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