Extreme Surfaces for Stitch - West Dean College July 17 - 20
Mary's beautiful composition of painted Bondaweb, newspaper, foils, gilding flake and jewel dots - and seaweed! Every now and then in your teaching life you come across a 'super' group. 'Super' in the the way they work together, share their materials and experience and of course they produce some fabulous work. It is particularly unusual to find this on a three day course - it is something I would associate with much longer course. Nine students who have never met before with the widest…
constructive embroidery - ArtsThread
Inspired by building sites and construction, my final year project explores hand embroidery as a contemporary artistic expression.
Once I had dried the cloth and sealed it with a workable fixative, I pinned it to a frame and waited for a windy day. When the wind came I raced outside with a bottle of brown ink and tried dipping Douglas-fir needles then holding up the framed cloth for the inked needles to draw on it. But I found the needles couldn't hold enough ink to leave enough of a line on fabric. With previous sampling I had the needles draw on soft paper and it worked very well. So I rushed inside, hoping the wind…
stitching in the sun
I am working on my Diploma with Sian Martin's Distant Stitch course. This is a distance-learning course in design, textile arts, creative embroidery and mixed media based in the UK.