Now you see it, now you don’t: responding to a turbulent world through fabric and thread.
This workshop will explore layering colour to convey messages.
Tutors Dorothy Tucker and Ruth Issett
Starting with brightly coloured fabrics, we will cut, insert, and overlay strips to alter or subdue the brightness and change the fabric surface. To suggest growth and life further design elements will be introduced through simple print making and stitch.
A course for those with an enthusiasm for colour and stitch.
This workshop is connected to themes used for work created by Ruth and Dorothy for the Dis/rupt exhibition which is part of the Select Festival, an international textile festival that takes place in and around Stroud between 1 - 28 May 2017. The Dis/rupt exhibitions and linked events are at Stroud Museum in the Park and The Lansdown Gallery. For full details go to www.sitselect.org
Dorothy Tucker exhibits with the Textile Study Group and PRISM. The power of colour, drawing and stitch to express mood and meaning across many cultural boundaries is reflected in her workshops and community projects.
Ruth Issett is an exhibiting member of the Textile Study Group and PRISM. She is an established author, tutor and practitioner particularly focusing on the use of colour with differing media and textile techniques including dyeing, printing and stitch.
Requirements list: All necessary dyed fabrics, materials for the various techniques, print equipment and media will be supplied by the tutors. A list of basic equipment to bring will be sent on application.
Part of the SIT Festival
Residential single £295; shared £255; non-res £215
Course fee includes all meals (except breakfast if you are non-residential) and materials.
Arrival is 4.00-6.00pm on Sunday, with tea and cake.
the course begins at 6.30pm with supper together.
Course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Tuesday, followed by departure.