About the Course
Explore the process of stitching to create a fabric. Work with a range of flexible textile materials, from the more common to the unusual. Experiment with working flat, working in 3D, in the round and from side to side. Compare stitch variations, materials and tension. Consider ways of joining and finishing. The intention of this workshop is to explore and experiment, with the opportunity to make samples which might provide ideas or a stimulus for future work. Samples would be a good addition to a ‘sketch-box’.
Workshops are suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Mary will demonstrate the technique, provide visual notes and offer individual support. With the initial input by Mary, there will be opportunities for students to process and develop ideas independently. All materials and equipment will be provided. Students might like to bring a notebook, pencil and camera. Reading glasses may be required for close work.
From a childhood spent making, I now make small woven non-functional decorative objects. Originally learning to make traditional willow baskets, an introduction to textile basketry and the suggestion to try some different materials took my making in a new direction. A large portion of my practice is sharing what I do. With a background in primary teaching and museum education, I greatly enjoy running workshops and giving talks; sharing my enthusiasm for making and the passing on of skills. My aim is to introduce new audiences to basketry in the hope that they may find it as exciting as I do.I am a member of the Basketmakers’ Association and a Yeoman Member of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
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What's included in the price?
All materials and equipment will be provided.Tea, coffee and biscuits available (am and pm). Lunch is not provided, so please either bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from the many shops and cafes close to the Oxmarket in Chichester city centre.