TURNING TO THE BOTTLE
This is a fun workshop which will focus on the use of wire and stitch.
The design source will be bottles because they form such great shapes that can easily be formed in wire. We will add character by wrapping, dipping, stitching and painting. The aim will be a free-standing textile still life!’
REMOVE AND REPLACE
A fresh look at Drawn Thread Work
Pull threads to rearrange the colour pattern to make interesting colour mixtures and a loopy surface.
Draw out threads from the weave and replace them back into the fabric in different patterns.
Withdraw threads and replace with interesting yarns, ribbons
Make 2D and 3D shapes.
BY ACCIDENT OR DESIGN?
This workshop will encourage you to be surprised and to take risks by responding to fresh ideas. You can relax and allow yourself to follow your intuition and focus on the materials in your hands, rather than on a prescribed theme or a visual starting point.
You will explore different ways of being creative to refresh your ways of working. This may involve trying new methods such as working backwards and up-side-down. You will be able to develop your curiosity and sense of fun in exercises with papers, fabrics and stitch by starting from a different view point.
Create a flowing textile from your stack of old greetings cards, photos and postcards or tiny fragments of abandoned stitched samples and discarded fabrics and even drawings and papers.
- Your sewing machine will link these into a mosaic curtain to celebrate the contents of the fragments perhaps.
3 June 2011 ::: posted by Sian Martin in courses