Kay Greenlees

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

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Titles and content for my courses have usually been suggested by participants and have often evolved from specific invitations to work with groups. Most commonly these involve aspects of drawing / basic design (line, mark, tone, colour, etc.) and interpretations or developments using stitch and related surface work inspired by natural forms or other collections.

Some titles have been:

‘The Two-day Sketchbook’ – invented pages – lace and shells
‘The Two-day Sketchbook’ – pods, seeds and cones
‘Tales of the Unexpected’ – collections, objects and cloth
‘Line Dancing’ exploring basic design
‘Chasing Shadows’ – various starting points, presented in sketchbook format
‘Unpicking the Evidence’ – using the National Art Education Archive
‘Sketchbooks from Scratch’
‘Seeing Through Stitch’ -Stitch and Mark

I give both weekend and one-week courses.

previous exhibitions

2015 Traces of Life – TSG and Textil13 – Dalarnas Museum, Sweden

2014 Looking Back Down The Line -Starting Points Group – National Art Education Archive at the YSP

2014 – untitled – TSG – The Beetroot Tree Gallery

2011 Individual and Collective – Textile Study Group – Knitting and Stitching Show

2010 Visual Thinking – Unpicked – Textile Study Group – The Hub

2009 HOST – Huddersfield Open Studio trail

2008 Creative Dialogues –National Touring PSG Exhibition until 2010

2006 ‘Starting Points’, New Work – Knit and Stitch Show – Harrogate

2005 Not What it Seams, Further Thoughts – PSG – Bankfield Museum, Halifax

2004 ‘Starting Points’ – Bankfield Museum – Halifax

Creating Sketchbooks

Creating Sketchbooks for embroiderers and textile artists

Kay Greenlees
published by Batsford
ISBN 0-7134-8957-X

book cover

This exciting book by Kay Greenlees explores different approaches to keeping sketchbooks. Through exploration of the purposes of a sketchbook and examples from leading textile artists and embroiderers it provides an inspirational platform from which to develop your own personal practice. There are over 90 fantastic colour illustrations providing fascinating glimpses into the personal sketchbook pages of a variety of practitioners. The different approaches include drawing and collage; fabric and thread; annotation and thumbnails; exploring concepts; working on location; museum study and many more.

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