Textile Study Group

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Julia Triston

Summer School 2017: Beyond the Line – Seeing and Stitching

Stitching Between the Lines

Effective use of ‘Line’ is one of the most important design considerations in textile art, and your work will have more impact when this element is expressed with purpose and intent. Considering the type, placement and quality of line is vital for successful compositions.

During this workshop you will investigate the components of ‘Line’ through a series of design and stitch exercises, and develop ways of working with paper, paint, fabrics and threads to explore this. You will create collages and surfaces in paper, mixed media, and cloth, then further embellish these with linear marks and patterns in hand embroidery and machine stitch.

An inspiring sketchbook will be built from samples of painted and stitched ‘sketches’: this will be a work of art in its own right, and can be used as an aide-memoire for future work. There will also be scope to make more resolved and finished compositions.


Julia has a passion for stitching, upcycling, and creating art from cloth. She has an MA in Contemporary Applied Arts, works as a freelance textile tutor and mentor, and is co-director of Stitchbusiness. Julia is co-author of the popular Batsford titles ‘How to be Creative in Textile Art’ and ‘Contemporary Appliqué’.

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