Janet Edmonds

Embroiderer, Tutor, Author


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Inspired by Hundertwasser

A small but very select group of students met at the village hall in Marsh Bladon, Oxford, to enjoy a day of stitching with inspiration provided by the exciting images of the Swiss artist Hundertwasser.

We spent the first hour making a simple plan in colour on paper describing an imaginary or well known street. The rest of the day was spent building a colourful image with fabric and thread using the colour palette and simple shapes and lines that this inspiring artist shows in his paintings. Everyone ended up with a small textile set up in preparation for many hours of enjoyable stitching to embelish  their imagined place.

Thank you to the Oxford branch of Embroiderers’ Guild for an enjoyable day.

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Diary September 2018 onwards

 

September 8th Oxford branch Embroiderers’ Guild workshop

‘Inspired by Hundertwasser’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 15th September  North Herts Settlement

Tuesday 18th September St Georges Ascot – workshop

Saturday 8th October Chiltern Embroidery and Textile group – ‘Wacky Workshop’

Tuesday 16th October Pipers School Great Kingshill workshop 3D inspirations

Thursday 25th October Workaid -Design & Stitch workshop – Cutwork

Taking Textiles Turther2019/20

 This years theme will explore various aspects of Pattern, a vast subject found across all cultures and traditions within the decorative arts.

Sat/Sun 27/28th October  Missenden ‘Taking textiles Further’ exploring pattern

This course will explore historical themes in relation to pattern, referencing the floral designs of William Morris the well known nineteenth century designer

March 9/10th March 2019 We will explore pattern using architecture as a theme to create an angular, geometric style incorporating straight lines, simple shapes and flat colour. A variety of methods of making print blocks will enable repeats to be made and the use of bold colour contrasts and varied line quality will ensure imaginative pattern to be formed. Consideration will be given to how these patternsmay be translated into fabric and thread.

15/16th June 2019

During the course we will construct and embellish a range of 3D forms inspired by flowers. We will work with a variety of materials; paper, card, plastics, wires and thread to make decorative elements that will be repeated to build pattern. Let your imagination run riot as we interpret the many amazing plant forms in the style of Haeckel. The resulting designs will lend themselves to the construction of jewelry in all its variety, mirror frames,  dimensional panels or decorations for shoes or hats.

1/2nd December 2018 Chartridge Lodge Group mentoring weekend


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From Art to Stitch

IMG_5809I 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

Matisse – pattern and composite stitches