This workshop explores the magical time when spring moves into summer using your own photographs or images as the inspiration for your personal textile work. You will observe closely and be inspired by the transition from spring into summer using photography, short walks in the gardens (weather permitting) and mark-making. Explore mark-making based on the transition from spring to summer, expanding your vocabulary of mark-making and hand stitch techniques including running stitch and appliqué, through observation, recording and creating samples to inspire future textile work.
There will be some one-to-one time with the tutor, to help you refresh and develop new ideas and move forward with your personal creative work. You can expect to develop a range of paper-works and samples which can be developed after the course, to inspire and support the creation of your personal textile work.
You need to be open to exploring your own creative ideas and responses inspired by the passing seasons in a guided and supported workshop to create individual outcomes. A structured start will be followed by guided independent practice. The focus is on inspiration, building skills and creative development.
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)
Helen has been making and exhibiting her art quilts around the
world since leaving Loughborough in 1990. Initially inspired by
archaeology, she has become known for her minimalist landscape
based quilts. In 2002 a focus on running stitch led to an Arts
Council grant to tour her solo show 'Zen and the art of hand
quilting' with the Knitting and Stitching Show.