Talks and Workshops 2018
Festival of Quilts programme alongside Criminal Quilts exhibition
Intro to Corded Quilting
Quick and Easy one-hour workshop
Sunday 12th 11.45-12. 45 (others SOLD OUT)
Masterclass: In the Shadows: Reverse Applique with Transparent Fabric. SOLD OUT
Talk: Art and Archives: Explore Ruth Singer’s Criminal Quilts Exhibition. Thursday 9th August 15.15-16.00 £9
Ruth Singer will discuss the complex story behind her exhibition gallery Criminal Quilts including the 2016 Fine Art Quilt Masters winner and new work on show for the first at Festival of Quilts. “Criminal Quilts’ is inspired by archive research about women criminals in the West Midlands 1877 – 1916. In this talk Ruth will explain how this project came about and how the partnership with Staffordshire Record Office and Wolverhampton University was established. She will also talk about the history of the archive photographs and documents as well as explain the making of the work on show, including collaborative and community quilts.
Weekend workshop : Trapunto quilting, hand and machine sewn
Trapunto quilting creates a raised and textured surface on cloth using yarn and stuffing. Explore traditional and contemporary methods with hand and machine stitching and how to create different effects, to use in garments, embroidery or art textiles. £233.00
Workshops & Talk for Adults at Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire alongside Criminal Quilts.
To book these workshops please call 01283 508100
Embroidered Images, Saturday 29th September 11am-3pm. £15 including materials
Try out embroidering onto digital prints and screen prints of archive photos from Stafford Prison. Using fabrics printed with images from the project, 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.
Experimental Patchwork, Saturday 13th October, 11am-3pm. £10 including materials
Working with Criminal Quilts artist Ruth Singer, you will have the chance to try some exciting new ways of using paper-piecing in patchwork including working with embroidered paper, collage, digitally-printed cloth and vintage textiles. Hand sewing skills required.
Criminal Herstories Talk
Join artist and researcher Ruth Singer to find out more about the stories of women convicted of crimes and imprisoned in Stafford Gaol 1877-1916. Over the last 12 months, Ruth Singer and a team of volunteers, have been researching the stories of over 500 women photographed on release from the prison, and the social history surrounding their lives. In this talk Ruth will also pick out a couple of local stories of women from the Burton area.
Talks and workshops for groups
After 13 years of running hundreds of workshops and talks, I am cutting down on these to concentrate on other projects and community work. In 2018-19 I can offer occasional workshops and talks related to current exhibitions and projects. I charge £100 for talks, plus travel. I mostly only give talks in the Midlands / one-hour travel time from Leicester unless it relates to another project I am working on around the UK. Please contact me to discuss the options using the form below.