Masterclass: Observed cloth
07/16/2020 04:00 to 07/19/2020 10:30
Fabric storytelling with a master
Drawing and painting are the backbone of my practice. They underpin all of my textile experimentations and provides me with a unique basis for which to explore my surroundings.
I know drawing can be a dirty word to some, but I make accessible, understandable, enjoyable and totally achievable. Throughout the workshop, you will start to translate your notions into cloth and stitch [using print, hand stitch &/or machine stitch], but as with all of my workshops the intention is not to create a completed piece….but you will have a rich collection of marks/drawings and extensive potential to continue with exciting body of work. My aim is to create independent, self supporting students by illustrating new methods to instigate concept, direction and fresh ideas.
In essence we will follow the design process of observing and collecting first hand information, developing in and translating it into textiles: this process in itself is a valuable tool. Note this workshop is NOT all about machine sewing - we will touch on a collection of print and stitch techniques: its all about the development process to catch your reader's attention is to tell a story. Everything you consider writing can be told as a story.