Janet Edmonds

Embroiderer, Tutor, Author


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Bucks Art Weeks

Open studios 2019

This is the first time I have opened my studio for visitors. I have set up a selection of my work to show the range and diversity of what I spend my time doing. The weather is cold, rainy and blowing a gale but dont let that put off your visit.

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Missenden School of Creative Arts summer School

Image into stitch inspired by the work of John Piper

August 5 -7th

John Piper worked throughout the greater part of the twentieth Century, exploring a wide range of techniques and subjects. This course is based on his work about the countryside, and how historical buildings connect to their environment.

He used printmaking to illustrate his interests so we will explore mono print as a means to generate ideas. Imagery will come from architectural sources and we will endeavour to capture the effect of ‘shabby chic’ that so appealed to him.

 

For more information contact: alison@missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk

 

 

 


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Taking Textiles Further 15/16th June

This workshop will look at the work of Gillian Ayres, a widely respected British abstract artist working across the second half of the twentieth century. Her work has huge energy and vitality, with bold colour and shape and non figurative in its style.

We will use this reference to create our own abstract images with strong colour contrasts and surface textures and a playful approach to media

Enjoy the freedom of applying  paint in various ways: drips, dabs, splattering, pouring and scraping  and try to emulate the excitement of colour and shape as seen in this popular artist’s work.

contact: alison@missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk


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Update on large scale piece

Work is progressing on the large scale piece. I have made fabric for the central area and appliqued shapes within it. I have done a lot of stitching within this area and now filling in some gaps to adjust colour.

I have added leaves to the sides, These also have a great deal of stitching on them. Each one took about 5/6 hours.

I have completed the top band with flowers and have worked out the border around the central section. This will have a 17 century verse stitch on it but I haven’t stitched that yet.

A simple pattern of small squares will divide the four quarters. I have made this ready but it will be placed over any seaming that will be done as I join the outside bands.

I have been stitching every day since I finished the design as I am concerned that I will run out of time to complete.