On this course you will experiment with composition, using overlapping layers of translucent fabrics to build areas of different colours and tones. Under the expert tuition of Emily, you will create a collage that is the backdrop for your hand stitching.
Using a variety of media including pencil, ink and silk paint, see how you can transfer images on to silk organza. Exploring mark making with stitch, you will also be able to experiment with stitch length and density through making a series of test pieces.
Emily Jo Gibbs is a British artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her delicate textiles. In her current practice Emily creates hand-stitched portraits and still life with a graphic quality, observing the quiet beauty of the overlooked. Gently advocating The Value of Making by creating work that celebrates the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things.
Emily has received significant critical acclaim and examples of her work are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council Collection and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. She is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.
What to bring with you:
All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although if you would like to work your own drawings and/or photographs please bring them along.
Atelier Beside the Sea has a range of embroidery, sewing and textiles course available.
If you have enjoyed your session with Emily, you can also book onto her upcoming Still Life with Nature as a Theme course.
Booking terms & conditions:
You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.
As we send information to you ahead of your course start date please ensure you provide full contact information when booking, including a contact number and email address.
If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org