These workshops can be run over one, two or three days. For details of fees and availability please email me.
Rip it up and start again
This workshop will explore identity and the memories that previously used/worn textiles can hold. You will deconstruct some functional textiles and reconstruct them into a new ‘assemblage’, with a changed identity. You may choose to complete one small piece on the day, or produce a series of samples that can be developed at a later date.
In this workshop you will use lace as a source of inspiration to develop prints, patterns and layered compositions after examining the structure and detail of this delicate fabric. You will interpret the surface detail into textured collages in paper and fabric to create a collection of small pages and samples to display in a sketchbook.
Being creative: it’s over to you
If you are looking for ways to develop your own stitched textiles, or want to try something new but don’t know how to start, this is the workshop for you! Bring your own ideas and sources of inspiration for discussion and find out how to develop a design from scratch, keep an exciting sketchbook, create a series of samples and make a cohesive composition from your theme. Spend the day working individually in a supportive and creative group to move your work forwards and leave with renewed passion for your own textile art.
Appliqué is a versatile technique and a creative way to upcycle preworn clothing, old embroideries, vintage fabrics and discarded household linen. Giving new life to old textiles is an ethical and sustainable way of working, and is gaining popularity in textile art. Come and take a fresh look at the wealth of contemporary appliqué techniques and learn about distinctive and innovative ways to apply one cloth to the surface of another.
All stitched up
Take your machine where it has never been before! Explore the wonders of the stitches and techniques of free machine embroidery, and extend your skills to build raised surfaces and textured fabrics by using your materials and sewing machine in innovative ways. Fill a sketchbook with a series of small samples that you can use for technical reference and design inspiration time and time again.
It’s all about the Colour
Through class discussions and practical exercises in mixed media, we will investigate the properties of colour, explore the relationships of colours to each other, analyze colour proportions and distinctions, investigate tone and shape, build patterns and examine composition for stitch. Several exercises will be undertaken to create a series of samples, worked from your own colourful sources of inspiration.
5 November 2014 ::: posted by Julia Triston in courses