vol / fullStitch-Sketching:Layers, Lines and Image

2-daagse workshop o.l.v. Cas Holmes (UK)

A mixed media workshop running for using paper, textile, exploring drawing, marks and lines. Design exercises will lead to machine or hand stitched drawings onto lightweight fabrics, cottons, muslins,  silk organza, synthetics and combining them with paper. Possibilities will arise to create complex layered dimensional drawings. Creative exercises with reference to the  'found object' as a reference and their application in relation to different fabrics and found materials/paper will further help to develop a personal expression and add meaning to your work. Your 'visual narrative' will take inspiration from torn and old materials such as handkerchiefs, nylon/net curtain and vintage fabrics.

What Students will achieve:
A series of small samples and pieces which could be used as a starting point for student' own practice for textile based work and mixed media, collage, stitching, 3-D, books or sculptural work.
Discussing ideas for working with the fabric and papers such as methods of layering and stitching together.
Developing the stitched mark as an additional line.
Drawing and marks with threads

Student preparation:
As you work through the course you may chose to make reference from personal images or ideas looking at surfaces of walls, marks in the land etc using materials you have collected for inspiration. Bring one or two images of previous work if you have them.

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Preparation required - pls bring the following:

Your favoured drawing media/paints (not oil paint as it will not dry).
Transfer dyes.
Koh i noor paints or other waterbased textile paints
1 inch brush, 2/3 finer brushes, sponge,
plastic lidded containers for paint and paste, sponge.
Suitable clothing for workshop.
Basic sewing equipment  (scissors, threads, pins),
roller cutter + small cutting board
small stack of old newspaper 

Collect assorted waste papers from patterned paper bags, oriental specialist papers, art papers, printed photocopies, old or discarded sketchbook drawings, paper offcuts

Gathered Fabrics.
A range of synthetics, net curtains, organza prints, lace, scraps of cotton/polycotton, linen, silk fabrics/organza with or without prints 
One or two small objects
or references for inspiration.

paper and gathered ephemera should fit into one carrier bag!

Some of these materials are duplicated and can be used for both workshops

*There may be other materials you like to use such as iron on vilene /interfacing etc to re-inforce the paper/fabric
You are welcome to use these materials to supplement the above list but not essential.

Themes suggested for both workshops:
Gardens: Flora, Birds and Beasts. From the Garden.  Along a path, vegetables.
Personal Stories and Histories: family images, writing, objects, photos etc
Domestic references food, food wrappers, kitchen, small items of décor, cups saucers, china, glass, clothing textiles. trees.
Landscape, textures, marks, weeds, patterns in land, rocks, stones, shells.
Places visited travel and regular day to day journeys.

The workshops can be attended separately or as two linked workshops