Using Stitch and Collage to Create Dynamic Surfaces for Embroidery
Artist Instructor: Amanda McCavour
This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces through the use of machine and hand embroidery. With the use of water soluble stabilizer, students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials to create textured, embellished grounds where stitches hold the surface and materials together. Thin plastics, papers, yarns, threads and leaves can be used in this workshop. These constructed fabrics can be used for collages, wearable art pieces or grounds for more embroidery.
Participants will make a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations and will expand these tests into a larger piece in the form of a scarf or wall hanging.
Participant supply list:
embroidery hoop, scrap fabrics/threads/found materials, sketchbook for reference, found fabrics, scissors
*Each participant would need to bring their own sewing machine. Only basic knowledge of sewing is required for this workshop (ie. know how to thread the machine, sew straight lines and load the bobbin).
Fee: $45 / $30 (Student rate)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 16 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Location: Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus Printmaking Shop (room FA202)
Registration limited to 10 participants
Register: contact 709-637-6208