Summer School Tutor's Workshops


Our guest tutors for 2020 will be Amanda Clayton and Richard McVetis.


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Amanda will offer a workshop called ' A Little Book of Leaves'

Amanda has been working with transparent materials for many years and creates ethereal textile pieces with sensitive additions of stitching.







Richard will offer a workshop called "A Stitch Drawn"

In his workshop you will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, discovering the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark making; having the pleasure of time to make.

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 Amanda Clayton.
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Workshop 1 with ~ Amanda Clayton


Workshop Title: A Little Book of Leaves

Amanda has been working with transparent materials for many years and creates ethereal textile pieces with sensitive additions of stitching.

This course introduces Amanda’s signature techniques using leaves as imagery to explore line, surface and composition through the hand techniques of running stitch blocking, cutwork, inlay applique, floats and damask, trailing and layering.

This would be an ideal follow on workshop for those who did eco printing with Alice Fox in a previous Summer School


Neutral colours will be used to emphasise the subtleties that can sometimes be overlooked when using stronger colours.
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Workshop With Richard McVetis.

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Workshop 2 with ~ Richard McVetis


Workshop Title: "A Stitch Drawn"

Richard is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and is an excellent tutor and shares his infectious passion of hand stitching with everyone.

For his workshop Richard has drawn on his love of stitching, paying attention to time, labour and care to develop a day of stitching.

The workshop will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. We will explore the tenderness; the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark making; and the pleasure in having time to make.

This is an experimental approach to stitch and draws on the imagination of each participant. Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw.

Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the most simple of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed.

The emphasis will be on both group and individual tuition.

Objective:

-To develop traditional hand embroidery skills
-To translate your own your thoughts and inspiration into stitch
-To develop an understanding of embroidery as a contemporary art medium.



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