Running throughout April to July at the Peebles Library and Museum, we are celebrating Making:50 with opportunities for you to meet some of the artists and join in artist led workshops.
On Friday 2nd June, 13.00- 15.00 you can MEET THE ARTISTJULIA TRISTON.
Julia will bring some samples, talk about her Making:50 work, give a demonstration, or be working on a piece, and be available to engage with the public and answer questions about our individual practice.
In this workshop you will transfer a special or intriguing piece of writing into a small textile artwork. You will start by sampling and experimenting with lettering and text styles in free machine embroidery. You will then creatively interpret your piece of writing – which could be a list, a letter, a poem, or a personal manifesto – to emphasise and highlight important elements.
Some pieces of writing as a starting point – lists, letters, poems etc (NB if you have texts that are written in small hand writing, and wish to copy the handwriting exactly, you might need to enlarge your texts on a photocopier before the workshop)
Machine with a drop feed and free motion/darning foot, spare needles and bobbins
Machine embroidery threads
Sewing kit: needles, pins, small scissors
Background fabric – can range from a fine cotton organdie or netting to a thicker cotton or linen – approximately A4 size or smaller
Cost of kit: N/a. Materials are to be brought by the students.
Running throughout April to July at the Peebles Library and Museum, we are celebrating Making:50 with opportunities for you to meet some of the artists and join in artist led workshops. Our second Creative Workshop is with Mandy Pattullo.
In this hand stitching workshop you will learn to make a small cloth doll using a piece of vintage log cabin quilt as a starting point. You will learn Mandy’s construction techniques, how to get lovely limbs, how to stitch the face and hair. You will come away with a precious little doll that you will not want to give away!
Please bring your own sewing kit- needles, pins, scissors. Many will provide a kit of all the other things you need at a cost of £5.00 per person.
The focus of the Summer School will be on salvaging and repurposing a wide range of materials. You may choose to work with a personal collection, finding inspiration in found objects, you could find new life in old materials or you might be drawn to work with discarded materials and the principles of fan making to explore ideas.
Your enthusiastic and experienced tutors will encourage and support you in finding new stories to tell through your work. Dates – Monday 17 – Thursday 20 July 2023. ( 4 days) Tutors – Lois Blackburn, Julia Triston and Shelley Rhodes
Further course information and Booking Opens – 27th September