Drawing for textiles

04/04/2019 04:00  to   04/07/2019 10:30

Oldeberkoop, Netherlands

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Learn to draw in a purposeful way, one that will actually support and enhance your tactile discoveries

Develop your drawing style and most importantly your ‘perception’ of drawing. I often hear the words ‘I can’t draw’ – but are you drawing in a way that will help & support your tactile work?  This workshop will ‘free up’ your drawing style; help you kick start a new project or inject some much needed energy into your practice; but most importantly it offers you exciting opportunities to translate your drawn marks into stitch and cloth.

Its practical, fast paced and not for the feint hearted: have a good breakfast and an early night in bed!!!Explore large scale expressive drawing techniques and exercises, you’ll learn how to see with fresh eyes. Don’t panic over the ‘D’ word!  Drawing is not a dirty word & you don’t need to feel like you can draw to take part – my aim is to alter your perception of what a drawing can be and to show you useful ways to draw that will actually help your tactile creations.

Once you have analysed your drawings and understood how to find ‘gems’, you’ll discover how to transform your drawings into textile works with ‘Stitch circuit training!’  Discover a vast array of sewing machine and needle punch techniques to help you further translate your imagery and produce a dictionary of marks as a constant source of reference.- Developing our recently discovered drawn gems the afternoon brings together all the workshop elements as you create a tactile sample inspired by your new mark making methods.  Then finally we will review and evaluate your developments and consider how you will incorporate these new ideas into your current textile practice.

Lesdagen beginnen om 10 uur met koffie en thee en tussen de middag verzorgt Paco een heerlijke lunch. 

Super goed nieuws kregen we op 17 januari van Dionne:

I' have heard from Janome - They are lending me 10 sewing machines and 10 needle punch machines for the Drawing for Textiles Yorkshire 4-6 April.

They will arrive on 3rd April :-)
This will make the class much much better - everyone will have the same machines, all in good working order and no-one needs to transport their heavy old machines. 

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Harm schept de soep opThere will always be fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee on the table during our workshops and masterclasses. When lunchtime comes we serve an excellent lunch with soup, bread, salad and products from the area of Oldeberkoop.