Had a wonderful day yesterday hosting a workshop at the loom. I only took medium shopping bag of stuff and within minutes reduced the massive work table to my usual chaos!! The purpose of the day was to explore the less ‘conventional’ styles of plonking one piece of fabric on top of another – sorry, positioning with exquisite skill and aesthetic regard. My main problem is the understanding that my ‘conventional’ and ‘normal’ can be quite extreme for some well brought up souls.
Samples of the ‘neat’ – a safe start point-
And then it got hairier and more aggressive as I shared the ‘other’
processes.. the ones that use sharp, pointy things, ripping open, stitch and snipping. It is always a bit of a shock to see what a complex of messy looking stages go into creating a controlled outcome… My kind of normal.
I still have places on the next Stitchy Day on April 5th. Please contact if interested.
Also will be doing a Sketch to Stitch Day on a Wednesday and then the following Sunday in May. This is a new venture, I can show people techniques but you never really understand a process until you try to bend and stretch it to your own purposes. The day will start with an optional sketching adventure, then back to my work room and we will work at translating this into a textile piece. I will be developing my own piece, using wet media as well as fabric and stitch to create a landscape