Join me in utilising some of my favourite techniques to explore sculptured wearables. Incorporating new techniques from which to stitch, thread and entwine your woolen materials into 3D structured forms. Techniques include soft sculpture, wire manipulation & a 3D printer pen as well as some down to basics sewing tricks.
Together we will create a 3d wearable item to add to your wardrobe, while also adding to your skill base.
Workshop is suitable for a creative beginner through to someone wanting to refresh or try a new technique.
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.
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.
Enjoy this lovely pastoral country in all its autumn glory. Capture aspects of it from life, in watercolour. Come away with your visual record of meeting it personally, and an increased understanding of watercolour painting.
For over 30 years Fiona has loved depicting aspects of nature in watercolour, from the patterns of bark and leaf litter to landscapes, and from quick sketches from life to botanical art and decorative illustration. She has studied from fine Art at TAFE to a PhD in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Currently she is working on her 3 rd volume of illuminated manuscripts.
Nuno felting is the integration of fabric and wool. Each of these have their own unique properties and together they can make the most beautiful medium to create scarves, wraps and garments.
In this 2 day class we will experiment with some of the variety of techniques available to create surface design and ultimately create a beautiful scarf.
From a background of Studio Ceramics Pam has worked now in the field of Textile Art for 16 years. Primarily a felt maker she explores, through innovation, the many ways wool can be formed and coaxed into new and interesting forms. Pam is also a natural dye and printmaker, using her home of the Blue Mountains as a constant source of inspiration and colour. Organic forms and texture are a common theme throughout her work, with the various properties of wool and the colours of nature influencing each piece.