Working from plant cuttings in pots and jam jars, create a delicate textile collage using layering and hand stitch. With an emphasis on really looking at the subject, studying shape, colour, shadows and refraction and using drawing and photography to experiment with composition, build an appliqué. Use long and short stitches to bring your work to life with texture and colour.
Working from sticks or cuttings in pots and jam jars create a delicate stitched textile collage using layers of fine and translucent fabrics and hand stitch.
With an emphasis on really looking at the subject you choose, studying shape, colour, shadows and refraction, you will use drawing and photography to experiment with composition, before starting to build-up your appliqué.
You will learn how to transfer your final image on to translucent fabrics using a variety of media including pencil, ink and silk paint.
Create the backdrop for your stitched illustration by building layers and areas of coloured organza. Then learn how to bring your work to life with texture and colour, as you see how combinations of different long and short stitches can create different effects. Experiment with stitch length and density, as you work up your finished image.
Timetable for courses more than one day in length
(The tutor may make slight variations)
Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
Emily Jo Gibbs is a British artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her exquisite work. Emily also has experience delivering workshops, practical demonstrations and artists talks for a variety of clients including the V&A, Embroiderers guilds and the Crafts Council. Emily is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists.