This 2 day workshop is all about experimenting with the interaction of paper and stitch. We’ll be including elements and working from the lovely New England environment such as grasses, leaves, found objects, and incorporating stitched elements into a variety of paper manipulations. We will also play with the traditional Korean technique of Joomchi (a type of paper felting best done with the feet and power tools I’ve found) where paper layering and stitch creates new voids and shapes.
You can jump into joomchi with both feet, literally, but I will also be demonstrating and making a piece for everyone so all participants will end up with a piece of joomchi with personal inclusions that you may have brought or collected in the landscape, but if you want to dive in and give it a whirl that will be great! You can bind up a diary of the weekend using an age old binding technique that dates to medieval times using book stitching frames that I will provide. The frames are available for purchase after the workshop if you become addicted.
All joomchi equipment will be provided and all levels of experience catered for.
The distant blues of range after range combine with the greens of forest clad ridges and valleys light up the contrasting colours of seasonal change.
On a clear day you can see the sea from Point Lookout.
This workshop combines Layered Fabric Backgrounds with Layered Surface Stitched Foregrounds. It is the layering of stitches that give the appearance of complexity when in fact the stitches used are simple.
Will suit all levels of experience.
Fabric Kits, Notes and Designs are available – Cost $25.
If you need any help please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Judy W.
In this workshop participants will learn how to create baskets, trays or sculptural pieces using ribbed construction techniques.
On the first day participants will have the opportunity to create two small rib baskets using different weaving and construction techniques. The second day will focus on a larger piece, with the opportunity to incorporate random weave and string making.
All the materials are supplied and these will include natural vines, rushes and other long leafed plants.
This two day workshop is the fusion of screen-printing images onto paper, cloth or board, and embellishing with Gold/silver leaf, to create artworks of refined beauty!
We will begin with simple images of nature from our immediate surrounds as inspiration for the print imagery, which will be the basis for the screen-printed design.
Once transferred onto screen and printed onto your choice of substrate (textile, paper or ply-board) you will be shown the delicate addition of Gold and silver leaf to augment the design, and make it “pop”! This workshop is suitable for students of all levels of experience.
Materials fee: $50 (includes A4 screen, inks and gold/silver leaf)
How to really see where you are, and use it in your work.
Using found objects, patterns and textures we will explore how they reflect a sense of place and create a connection to our surroundings.
We will find, document, edit, print, collage and create. Using mono prints with a gelli plate, and found specimens, we will use mixed media to ‘zoom in’ on our location and work with that. By abstracting the essence of a place we’ll create something inspired by our location. So the viewer can also experience something they may have previously overlooked, with fresh eyes.
The workshop will incorporate the principles of design in artwork, fail safe tricks and techniques to explore composition.
Participants will create a ‘field notes’ for a sketchbook, artist book, and a series of prints and collage works.