Summer School Tutor's Workshops


Our guest tutors for 2019 will be Alice Fox and Dorothy Tucker, working to a theme of Step Outside.


 Alice Fox & Dorothy Tucker. Alice Fox & Dorothy Tucker.
Alice will offer a workshop called 'Into the woods'
We will be gathering materials from outside to use in the studio in a variety of different ways. 



Use natural dye processes to mark and colour cloth, paper and thread, working with hand stitch to create samples and surfaces that record some of what we find in the woods.








Dorothy will offer a workshop called 'Land parcels- patched, pieced and stitched'


Step outside and pause to explore and record a wealth of detail in a small parcel of land. We will mark out the arrangement of spaces, note the changes in sounds or texture, contrasts in light and shadows, fill in patterns given by plants or the wind, and search for the unexpected. 



Interpreting these “findings”  through layering papers and fabrics , cutting away and stitching will lead into creating  a patched, pieced and stitched textile which can be rolled or folded into a parcel. 

Both workshops will be stimulating, informative and inspiring and will be designed to be accessible to all level 2 and 3 students.

Skills and experiences developed in either workshop will give you renewed enthusiasm and increase your confidence in your future coursework.

Workshop With Alice Fox
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Alice Fox



Workshop Title: Into the woods

Exploring the woods that are just outside the studio, we will record our experience through a variety of techniques.


Gathering materials to use back in the studio, we will print, mark, stain and stitch, building up layered organic marks on paper and cloth. This workshop explores natural dye processes to add marks and colour to cloth, paper and thread, along with hand stitch, to create samples and surfaces that record some of what we find in the woods…

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Workshop With Dorothy Tucker

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Workshop 2 with ~ Dorothy Tucker


Workshop Title: 'Land parcels'

Step outside and pause to explore and record a wealth of detail in a small parcel of land.


We will mark out the arrangement of spaces, note the changes in sounds or texture, contrasts in light and shadows, fill in patterns given by plants or the wind, and search for the unexpected.


Interpreting these “findings” through layering paper sand fabrics , cutting away and stitching will lead into creating a patched, pieced and stitched textile which can be rolled or folded into a parcel.



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