This is an on-line course with an introductory session on Monday 19th September at 5.00pm for approximately an hour and two full days on the 26th and 27th September 2022. Full instructions for how this will work with all the necessary links will be send to you in advance of the course, with the full requirement list.
Effective use of ‘Line’ is one of the most important design considerations in textile art, and compositions have more impact when this element is expressed visually and intentionally.
During this busy two-day on-line course you will investigate ‘Line’ through a series of design and stitch exercises, and develop ways of working with papers, paints, fabrics and threads to explore this essential element. You will experiment with ink, collage paper and cloth backgrounds, then further embellish these with linear marks in print, hand embroidery and/or machine stitch.
The emphasis will be placed on making lots of small samples to fill a sketchbook (some of which will be print or stitch ‘sketches’) which can be used as an aide memoire for future work, but there will also be scope to make a larger composition if preferred.
Julia is a professional maker, educator and author in stitched textiles and contemporary art and design techniques, and an active member of the Textile Study Group. She has worked in the creative industries for more than three decades and exhibited and taught her bespoke workshops throughout the world.
Many of her artworks have been documented and filmed, including her participation for Antony Gormley’s One and Other Project on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Julia relocated from the UK to Denmark in 2019 where her own practice is now based.