Explore the possibilities of combining screen-printing, stitch and appliqué techniques, by layering colour and texture. Simple screen-printing on fabric using paper cut stencils and open screen work, combines with traditional needlework techniques to create exciting new textile pieces. These can then be developed as unique functional pieces or a series of experiments or panels.
Experiment with scale, line and form, bringing with you any simple imagery; drawings, sketches and photos, to act as a direction for your creative exploration.
You may use reclaimed fabrics and work on to existing textures, patterns and prints; experimenting with screen-printed silhouettes applied to found textile surfaces, adding tension and interest through stitched details, line and appliquéd elements. You will learn and develop skills in: mixing colour, basic stencil screen-printing, composition, hand embroidery and basic machine techniques.
You will benefit from practical demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, group critiques and develop your confidence and the ability to express your ideas.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. 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.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Maxine Sutton makes contemporary embroidered and printed textiles which move across the boundaries of craft, art and design. She trained in Fine Art at Kent and in Constructed Textiles at the RCA.