Between the Lines

Course Booking: Between the Lines

Course Description

An on-line course over 4 working sessions, including an introductory session and a feed-back session, which will give you a few weeks to complete something.

The Introductory Session: 26th February at 2.15pm                                                                              Sessions dates and times: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March at 2.15 to 4.30pm                                              Feed-back Session: 29th April at 2.15pm

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 on-line course you will investigate ‘Line’ through a series of design and stitch exercises, with each session offering new experiences in developing 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 Triston

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.

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