Judy Wilford: Telling Stories – A Narrative Embroidery 24-25th February

$260.00

We all recall memories or impressions, fleeting or substantial, of the natural world: its elements, its wildlife and their habitats or the marks left by man and settlement. The subject of the story is yours to choose. The interpretation of your subject may be realistic, impressionistic or a collage of related images. Bring it to life using the wonderful mediums of fabric, thread and stitch.
The Workshop involves the processes of designing, constructing and stitching a ‘low relief’ panel of approx. 25x30cms.

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We all recall memories or impressions, fleeting or substantial, of the natural world: its elements, its wildlife and their habitats or the marks left by man and settlement. The subject of the story is yours to choose. The interpretation of your subject may be realistic, impressionistic or a collage of related images. Bring it to life using the wonderful mediums of fabric, thread and stitch.
The Workshop involves the processes of designing, constructing and stitching a ‘low relief’ panel of approx. 25x30cms.

Example:

Sunset: fire flickers, a red stuttering of flame
Smoke billows: hazy orange in grey
Sky and earth alive with light
Sunrise: smoke spirals over blackened paddocks
Remnant golden stalks
The hieroglyphs of burnt stubble.

Student Requirements – ‘Telling Stories – A Narrative Embroidery

As mentioned in the workshop description you will be designing, constructing and stitching a work that will tell a story. Take some time deciding on and then researching your chosen subject: take notes, make sketches, find photos and bring what you feel you will need with you along with, your equipment fabrics and threads fabrics. Because this is an individual workshop there is no ‘Kit’ as such however, I shall bring a selection of fabrics with me as well as silks.

Equipment: A Rigid Frame of approx. 30 x 30cms; set up and ready to work on. There is a set-up sheet available. 2 G or C Clamps and leather to protect the tables.
Needles: Assorted sizes and types eg Crewel 9-5’s
Scissors: Paper, Fabric, Embroidery – all sharp.
Designing: Pencils – HB, 2B. Pen 0.2 & 0.4. Rubber and Ruler. Sticky tape.
Papers: Tissue, a few A4 Photocopy and 2 – 3 of A3 sheets of Cartridge Paper
Notebook and pen.
Materials: Fabrics: Plain, non-patterned, light weight, natural fabrics. Hand dyed or rusted fabrics can be useful but keep them within the colours of your subject.
Cottons such as Homespun. Silks such as Jap, Organza and Seedy or Noil. Please NO synthetics or heavy slubs or heavily textured fabrics.
When choosing the fabrics consider the colours of your subject, is it landscape based or something else, the techniques you will use such as hand held, applied with or without allowances or a silk organza overlay.
Threads: pale colour tacking thread: + a selection of DMC Stranded Cottons;
These are suggested colours only but, they are the ones I use most of:
Yellows 746, 743,742, 3047, 3046, 834, 444, 445
Greens 3051, 3052, 3011, 3012, 524, 522, 3346, 927 and 3022
Red/Orange 666,349, 741,922, 921, 3776
Pink/Mauve 3041, 3042, 3609, 3608, 3726, 3727
Brown/Grey 3024, 3790, 3032, 3787
Blanc & Black
Overdyed and Variegated Stranded Cottons and Silks are worth thinking about as is 3mm Silk Ribbon and Metallic threads and thicker ones like Boucle for couching texture.
Extras: Vieslofix approx. 30x30cms, Very Fine wadding 30x30cms
Scraps of this leathers or suede for pebbles, branches, sticks etc
Found small objects shells, driftwoods, Polyclay objects, beads

If you have any problems deciding on your subject, its colour scheme (monochromal or coloured) whether it is to be hand held or worked on a frame PLEASE email me. I am very happy to help. Judy W.

YOUMANII STUDIOS
18 Ash Tree Drive, Armidale NSW 2350
Phone: 67715517 Email: cjm_wilford1@iinet.net.au

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