Judy Wilford at Go Create

Judy Wilford: Telling Stories, A Narrative Embroidery

Judy Wilford at Go Create
Judy Wilford at Go Create
Judy Wilford at Go Create

Judy Wilford is such an established artist and teacher that her workshops are always seamlessly smooth. Students were introduced to the art of narrative embroideries such as the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Judy explained some of the aspects of design in a narrative embroidery and how these are read.

Students had done research prior to the workshop on their chosen topic (or story). The students’ stories included embroidered maps with insets of detail from their chosen location, landscapes with featured miniature embroideries and embroidered images relating to an emotion or topic chosen by the students.

She demonstrated different techniques and stitches that can be used for certain effects in the embroideries. Some of these included couching and laid stitches along with kantha style running stitches. Various fabrics were collaged using Judy’s own wonky zigzag stitch.

Some students brought embroideries from Judy’s previous workshops to continue working on them and to get more feedback from Judy on finishing etc.

Judy has more workshops coming up at Go Create. CLICK HERE for more information.

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