The tutor has developed a reputation for using found objects in her work. Sharing her experience of rust dyeing techniques, she will guide you through making your own unique marks and the possibilities of responding to those with hand stitch.
Expect to produce a series of unique prints and marks on paper and fabric, exploring the potential for printing and dyeing with found rusty objects. Looking at different approaches to using the technique in textile-based work and taking an experimental approach, you will make marks using rusty objects on both paper and cloth, learning how to set things up and allowing them time to develop.
We will look at ways to create interesting surface textures through hand stitch and fabric manipulation as a pre-cursor to rust dyeing. Through the course you will develop a range of samples and small works, incorporating hand-stitch, fabric manipulation, collage and simple book structures.
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)
Alice studied Textiles in Bradford and has practiced as a full
time artist since 2011, regularly teaching workshops and exhibiting
widely. She is a member of the Textiles Study Group and the Society
of Designer Craftsmen. Alice's book Natural Processes in Textile
Art was published by Batsford in 2015.
My approach to teaching is very much based on sharing my own experience and encouraging students to find ways of using techniques appropriately in their own work.