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
I can occasionally give talks to groups, mainly in the midlands or alongside exhibitions elsewhere.
Leicestershire : £135 (plus travel)
Up to one hour from Leicester £160 (plus travel)
More than one hour from Leicester, prices start from £200. please enquire for a quote.
I am unable to do evening talks more than one hour travel time from Leicester unless accommodation is provided. Fees will increase for 2022, please contact me for details.