Facilitator: Ruth Issett & Dorothy Tucker
Take a closer look at the green world around us.
Discover unexpected detail through focusing on leaves: the structure of veins, surface textures, cellular structures, evidence of disease or the presence of little creatures. To create unique small works of art or working samples, Ruth Issett and Dorothy Tucker will guide you through layering, hand stitching directly into fabric and cutting away which will result in new ideas and exciting textile surfaces.
Event time: Sun 12th May at 4:00pm - Tue 14th May at 4:00pm
At a glance
- Work with two leading textile artists
- Express your creativity and develop observation skills
- Learn new textile techniques
Participants will gain
- Discover unexpected detail in the green world around us.
- Time to enjoy creating in fabrics and thread.
- The confidence to create unique and fascinating small works of art or samples in fabric and thread.
Come to take a closer look at the green world around us. Discover unexpected detail through focusing on leaves: the structure of veins, surface textures, cellular structures, evidence of disease or the presence of little creatures, etc. Ruth Issett and Dorothy Tucker will guide you through layering, hand stitching and cutting away which will result in new ideas and exciting textile surfaces. A bank of pre-dyed fabrics offering different greens, small scraps of pure brilliant coloured fabrics and threads will all be provided.
Initially using just running stitch you will hand stitch directly into layers of fabric, and then make changes in colour and surface by cutting away or trapping down brilliantly coloured fabrics or by adding detail and texture through other stitches e.g. knots or chain stitches etc.
The workshop will lead to the creation of small unique works of art or some exciting working samples.
Machine stitching could be an option but only for those students who are able to use and bring their own machine and threads for machine stitching. Materials list will be provided on booking.
A course open to all those with an enthusiasm for colour and stitch. Wear comfortable clothing. Aprons and protective gloves are not required.
Arrival is 4.00-6.00pm on Sunday, with tea and cake. The course begins at 6.30pm with supper together. The course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Tuesday, followed by departure.
Please note that prices are listed per person. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Ruth Issett’s work is governed by an overriding excitement and passion for the use of colour. By restricting the processes and the materials used, she enjoys discovering new ideas to research and understand. Working with different dyed colours and combining with selected stitched colour, Ruth creates original and vibrant work. The process is fascinating and leads to endless possibilities. Ruth exhibits with the Textile Study Group and PRISM.
Dorothy Tucker works from her home in South West London. She likes to be out-of-doors working directly from what she sees and feels. Some of these drawings and paintings lead into her contemporary textile pieces. Her choice to stitch by hand is informed by her research into kantha, a form of embroidered quilt from Bangladesh. Dorothy exhibits with the Textile Study Group and PRISM.