I have just done a talk for the Maidstone branch of the Embroiderers Guild about the making of my latest book. I will be doing this again for the Enfield branch on Saturday 11th March 2017 with a follow up workshop on Saturday 29th April on ‘Chuck Close’. The workshop will be about working with squares, a key feature of the work by Chuck cCose.
The book has generated a number of new courses based on the work that I have done for it. These are:
Chuck Close – grids, print and straight stitch
Van Gogh – colour mixing with textured stitch
Kandinsky – Geometric shape with couching
Hundertwasser – Bright primary colours combined with pattern and darning for painterly surfaces
John Piper – mono print and mark-making
Morandi – small scale still life with detatched buttonhole stitch