Explore themes connected to walking, travel and journeys, both local or further afield, to create a unique and personal folding ‘stitchbook’. Using resources from the tutor’s collection and your own, you will create a unique piece which will be translated into an art textile based work. Develop your own personal response through practical printing, stitching and laminating techniques as you progress through the course.
‘An evocative exploration of how travel – local and far away – can inform, inspire and enhance textile art’. Anne Kelly ‘TextileTravels’, Batsford Books, 2020
Whether it’s using resources from your own past travels, or home walks or trips near you, we will develop a unique interpretation of these experiences. Using fragments of recycled, upcycled and newly printed cloth, we will create a language for collaging and laminating elements of your chosen theme. The textiles that you choose through these development processes will inform your collaged folding piece. Your piece will be enhanced by some simple stitching, developed through reference materials supplied by the tutor and any that you have brought to the course. Writing and text as a support for the imagery that you make will be explored toward the end of the course.
Anne favours the use of simple printing, stencilling and stitching techniques using low impact materials that allow for the maximum level of creativity and self expression. These also combine well with vintage or upcycled textiles.
The piece that emerges from your exploration will take the form of an art textile folding work in progress, advanced enough to finish with minor embellishing after the course.
You will explore
• Block printing and stencilling techniques for textiles
• Collage and lamination textile techniques with stitch
• Creating an art textile folding piece with hand and/or machine stitching (optional)
Using a mixture of demonstrations and individual tuition, you will be able to visualise and develop your ideas and narratives in textiles. Your tutor will bring samples of her works and books as well as examples of the genre to help you to be supported and grow in confidence through the course.
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)