This is some stitching inspired by a drawing from a piece of cloth. I made the resulting textile into a box.
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.
This year’s summer school was based on the work of the popular artist Van Gogh exploring colour and texture. Through close examination of his vibrant paintings and recording colour combinations and texture marks students made some exciting papers for design that inspired stitch samples.
They made some texture blocks that were used for print and to make rubbings. The next step was to combine these to create more complex surfaces for interpretation into small panels.
My summer school at Missenden Abbey this year was about making a small panel inspired by the Italian artist Georgio Morandi. His colour palette is neutral, soft chalky colours, greys, browns, cream and rust.
We explored surface using gesso and scrims onto paper and fabric. Our stitch techniques were based on those used in stump work, detatched buttonhole and needleweaving, with some padding and working with fine threads.
i am doing the same workshop in November 14/16th for Anglia Leisure learning at Hillscourt, Rednal, south Birmingham. Details from Liza Jones email@example.com
This course explores the folded form which will be decorated with print and stitch, and is in three stages.
The first is to fold paper into container shapes inspired by origami methods.
The second is to develop print blocks to correspond to shapes and sizes within the folded paper and then to print with them.
Print will be applied to paper and fabric and will be further enhanced by stitch.
This course will appeal to anyone who enjoys construction, print and stitch.
Image to follow