Talks and Workshops

Below is a list of my current talks & workshops which are updated annually to keep them current. I am based in Great Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire but am happy to travel.

Please contact me for costs.

TALKS 

A digital presentation usually one hour in length + Q&A at end

Woman with a Fish
This talk is an introduction to myself and my work and includes
How I eventually became a Textile artist
Where I find my inspiration
A look at my recent work

Inspiration for Stitch
A more in depth look at my inspiration which includes
A short introduction to myself and my work
The visual artists who inform my work
The family album
My travels
How I combine my ideas
A look at my most recent work

Exploring Texture and Pattern
This talk explores my use of texture and pattern and includes
A short introduction to myself and my work
A look at where I find texture and pattern
A more in depth look at the texture and pattern in my more recent work

 

CURRENT WORKSHOPS 

NB: If required I can tailor a workshop to meet your needs.

Appliqué & Hand Stitch Portraits – An Introduction to portraits – 1 or 2 day workshop

A Cast of Characters – An Introduction to Working Figuratively – 1 to 5 day workshop – hand and/or machine stitch (participants to provide own machines)

Exploring Texture and Pattern in Hand Stitch 1 or 2 day workshop – hand stitch

Developing Stitch Books – 1 to 5 day workshop – can be hand and/or machine stitch

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Workshop Sleaford 2017

DETAILS OF WORKSHOP CONTENT

Appliqué & Hand Stitch Portraits – An Introduction to portraits – 1 or 2 day workshop

The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to work figuratively and have fun doing it. NB: There are 2 options for this workshop

Option 1 Participants will learn how to create a portrait from their imagination using simple hand and appliqué. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work and will have a piece of work started to develop further at home. This option includes a simple drawing exercise at the beginning to create the characters.

Option 2 Participants will learn how to create a portrait from either from their own drawings or from a photograph using simple hand and appliqué. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work further and a piece of work started to develop at home. This option requires the participants to bring either their own drawing or to bring a selection of photographs that have been enlarged (Please bring original photo as well)

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Sue Stone handling samples

A Cast of Characters – An Introduction to Working Figuratively

1 to 5 day workshop – hand and/or machine stitch (participants to provide own machines)
The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to work figuratively and have fun doing it.
NB: There are 2 options for this workshop
Option 1
Participants will learn how to create a portrait from their imagination using simple hand and/or free machine embroidery and/or appliqué. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work and will have a piece of work started to develop further at home. This option includes a simple drawing exercise at the beginning to create the characters.
Option 2
Participants will learn how to create a portrait from either from their own drawings or from a photograph using simple hand and/or free machine embroidery and/or appliqué. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work further and a piece of work started to develop at home.
This option requires the participants to bring either their own drawing  or to bring a selection of  photographs that has been enlarged (Please bring original photo as well)

images below from a selection of figurative workshops

Comments from Figurative workshops

 A Cast of Characters at Needle Thread Workshop November 2014

“Thank you so much Sue for giving us such an inspirational workshop, we all learnt such a lot and it was so much fun!”

Lutterworth EG Workshop • Feb 2016

“Wonderful Day. Workshop was great and inspirational. Itching to get home to carry on! ”

“A really enjoyable workshop. Certainly made one think. Thank you Sue. Great to see & touch your super work”

TX workshop 16/04/16  

“Amazing and inspirational! Learned loads of new techniques. Thank you.”

“Fantastic day. Thankyou. You were very generous in sharing your skills. I learnt loads and have come away with lots of ideas.”

“Thanks for the inspirational workshop, techniques I shall experiment with”

“Brilliant day. Thank you for your encouragement and for passing on your fantastic skills”

Texture & Pattern & Developing Stitch Books

Exploring Texture and Pattern in Hand Stitch One Day workshop – hand stitch Experiment with some of Sue Stone’s favourite hand stitch techniques to create texture and pattern that can be used for both figurative and non-figurative work. Techniques covered include: needle-weaving, ‘mock’ herringbone, couching, colour mixing in the needle to create depth and using contrasting weights & types of thread to create texture. Sue will provide a handling collection of samples of her own work for you to use as reference. At the end of this workshop participants will have a number of samples which can be kept and used for reference for future work.

Developing Stitch Books – 1 to 5 day workshop – can be hand and/or machine stitch

Participants will experiment with techniques to create texture and pattern samples that can be used for both figurative and non-figurative work. Mixing colours to create depth and using contrasting weights & types of thread to create texture. Learn how to assemble the samples into a stitched “sketch book” At the end of this workshop participants will have a number of samples which can be kept and used for reference for future work.

Comments from ‘Exploring Pattern and Texture’ Workshop – Louth Textile Group – March 2015

“Excellent day – very informative – produced some lovely stitch effects – thank you” Jan Dowson.

“Have enjoyed hearing about your inspiration and all the information relating to stitches in your work. A lovely day, thank you so much” – Pat Cave.

“A wonderful Day, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of trying out your stitches!” Sarah Maloney

Comments from Developing Stitch Books – NE Region EG Summer School, Wooler – August 2015

“Interesting and worthwhile workshop – encouragement to think ‘outside the box’ whilst using quite simple but so distinctively Sue Stone techniques, very inspiring. Thank you for your thoughts & comments , and enthusiastic willingness to pass on techniques.” Cheryl Penna.

“ Great techniques, super samples & wonderful tuition. Thank you.” – Kate Allport.

“Brilliant workshop. I have never completed so much & it was great to explore & practice techniques, great samples to motivate & aspire to. Thank you” – Jane

Comments from Texture & Pattern weekend – Stitch Retreats, Stoke Rochford Hall

“Lovely to meet one of my favourite textile artists and to learn techniques to use in my own work (I already have an idea for a piece) “Clare Wilkins.

“Very inspiring stitching – just what I needed. Lovely to see and handle the work & samples.” Marian Hall.

“Thank you for a lovely weekend. Lots of ideas to play with later.” Avril O’Brien.

“Lots of interesting ideas to work on when I get home. Thank you.” Bunty Emery.