This workshop will be informed by Amanda’s collection of vintage collars. Edge, scale, proportion, drape, right side/wrong side, transparency and placement of embellishment are all qualities that these inspirational collars possess. We will move between cloth and paperwork, making connections and relationships whilst exploring trapunto, Italian and English quilting as well as couching, cutwork, inlay and surface stitches. Paring down to neutrals and predominantly tone this experience will nurture plenty of ideas/techniques to explore in colour back in your own working environment. A series of hand stitched personal works will be produced rather than one prescriptive piece.
Amanda is now working freelance after thirty years of teaching on an Art & Design Foundation course. Running parallel with teaching Amanda has her own creative practice having been both a member of ‘The 62 Group’ and the ‘Textile Study Group’. She has also exhibited nationally and internationally and is best known for her contemporary white work using transparency and translucency.