I recently had the pleasure of making one of my Felt Clocks for the consulting rooms of Jane Arden Pschology Services, and thought I’d share a few images with you here. The clock is made with merino wool and machine stitched using free motion embroidery to create the circular textures around each raised dial numerical point.
During the spring term the Paper, Fabric & Stitch group have been exploring the formal elements using the figure as our theme. I am loving the stitched interpretations created as stitch samplers to explore mark making with line, shape and pattern.
As the term has progressed we have worked with laminated paper, hand and mono screenprints using dyes. Stitched collages have been worked up using appliqué with hand and machine stitch; see below for some work in progress.
Pop down to mac, birmingham to see ‘Made @mac’ which is currently exhibiting work created by students who have attended the Paper, Fabric & Stitch course and runs until the beginning of May 2015.
Only a week to go and tickets selling fast for the Autumn Term Textiles classes and workshops I am running at the Midlands Art Centre. This term’s Fabric, Paper & Stitch students will be working toward a New Year exhibition of their work using Edible as their inspiration. The Explore Feltmaking course focus this term will be on 3d surface textures and drawing with wool to create landscapes. Also look out for the short weekend workshops planned throughout the Autumn starting with Silk Painting at the end of September. Autumn term starts on Monday 15th September, further information and tickets can be found at www.macarts.co.uk
Twelve week courses are;
Explore Feltmaking Mondays 13.00hrs to 15.00hrs, An introduction to traditional and contemporary felt making with opportunities to experiment with a range of fibres, fabric and wool.
Explore Textiles Mondays 19.30 to 21.30, A practical introduction and exploration of textiles developing personal projects using batik, screen printing, feltmaking and embroidery with elements of paper making and dyeing.
Fabric, Paper & Stitch Wednesdays 10.00 hrs to 12.00hrs. An exploration of surface design introducing a range of techniques including printing (Block & Screen) hand & machine embroidery with surface design exercises to develop your own creative language.
Mixed Media Textiles Wednesday 13.00hrs to 15.00hrs or Thursday 19.30hrs to 21.00hrs. Experimenting with a variety of materials and trying different techniques to build mixed media tactile surfaces. Using batik, feltmaking & heat bonding processes combined with embroidery, wire, plastics and found objects you can try out new ideas and develop your own individual projects.