Figurative Textile Workshop – Unlocking the Family Album

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Durham to deliver a figurative weekend workshop to the very friendly and welcoming ‘Embroidery 15’ group. Many of the group had never worked figuratively before so I was pleasantly surprised by the resulting work. The workshop started with my presentation about the way different textile artists use the figurative image and by looking at my own handling collection which comprises of lots of small samples of different techniques that can be used for figurative textile work. We continued by experimenting with composition in collage and finally started to work with fabric and thread, mixing hand and machine stitch with appliqué and paint.

Here is a selection of the student’s work that was produced over the weekend.

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student's work

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6 thoughts on “Figurative Textile Workshop – Unlocking the Family Album

  1. Susan E J White

    Wow! I love this work. If I didn’t have a houseful of guests coming in 3 hours I would drop everything and have a go of this. Looks like great students and a great teacher. How exciting! I can’t wait to see more and play myself.

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