Criminal Quilts workshop at Galleries of Justice, Nottingham.
Saturday 21st March 2020 11am-4pm
Working with Criminal Quilts artist Ruth Singer, you will have the chance to try some of the techniques she uses to create her Criminal Quilts artworks. In this workshop you will learn how to embroider and embellish onto digital prints and screen prints of archive photos from Stafford Prison. You will learn some new embroidery stitches to embellish and transform a black and white photograph into something completely new. Some hand embroidery experience necessary.
Book here £59 including materials
Hand-Stitched Textiles; Creating Cloth with Meaning
8-11 June 2020
This art textiles course aims to be a relaxed and enjoyable adventure into creative textiles following the studio practice of textile artist Ruth Singer. Over the course of three days you will explore a range of slow, thoughtful textile practices to create cloth with meaning.
The course begins with an exploration of antique and personal textiles, the stories they hold and how you can use them to tell personal narratives. You will experiment with simple, effective hand stitch to add pattern and text onto fabric, as well as fabric manipulation techniques such as reverse appliqué, shadow work and trapunto quilting to add texture and structure. Also experiment with using found objects, scraps, natural materials and vintage haberdashery. You can choose to create samples during the course or keep working on a piece to make a finished artwork, such as an heirloom pin cushion. Book here.
£383.00 for the course, plus accommodation.
In The Shadows: Experimenting with Transparent Fabrics
Weekend Workshop at Hope & Elvis
5th & 6th September 2020
2 day workshop 10am-4pm
HOPE & ELVIS Harley Foundation Studios
7 Tan Gallop,
Talks and workshops for groups
In 2020 I can offer occasional talks related to current exhibitions and projects. I charge £125 (plus travel) for talks in Leicestershire and £150 for venues up to one-hour travel time from Leicester (plus travel expenses). Venues accessible by public transport preferred. Talks further afield will incur a travel time charge in addition to my main fee. I am unable to do evening talks more than one hour travel time from Leicester unless accommodation is provided. Fees will increase for 2021, please contact me for details.
I may be able to do exhibition tours of Criminal Quilts at touring venues including Nottingham, Dorchester, Ripon, Erewash and Newport in 2020-2021. Please contact me to discuss the options using the form below.