So first up is Alice Fox. For any of you that are either on a waiting list for Alice Fox whens she comes to teach at Moor Hall or was hoping to attend, maybe this might be an option for you as spaces are still available on this Textile Study Group summer school.
Moving towards the 3rd Dimension
Possibilities for developing 3-dimensional forms using paper will be explored through this workshop.
Taking a series of 3-dimensional objects as our starting point we will explore these forms through various drawing, mark making and construction processes, building up a collection of experimental samples. Scrunch, fold, wind, wrap, stitch, loop, mould, build, layer, twist...
A deeper understanding of the objects and structures you start with will be gained through the processes we use and as flat surfaces go through changes, resulting in sculptural forms. The steps we will go through and the samples we produce could be used to develop future work or might result in more resolved 3-D pieces during the workshop itself.
Alice's process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape. Working with natural fibres and gathered materials she employs natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Alice is author of Natural Processes in Textile Art (Batsford, 2015).
See, Feel and Observe
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Working from a collection of personal colour observations, you will dye an individual palette of colour using a variety of fabric surfaces. This resource will then be used to research and investigate colour through layering and simple stitching, hand or machine. The qualities of dyed transparent, translucent and opaque surfaces will be explored, disturbed and enhanced. Using various processes, we will create a rich collection of colourful nuggets, which could be a foundation for future work or enjoyed in their own right!
A course for those willing to explore and study the quality of dyed colour and stitched surfaces.
Ruth's work is engaged with the investigation of colour using painting, dyeing
and a variety of stitched techniques. Her working practice is centred around practical research, exploring different colour combinations and fabric surfaces, thus creating a rich
resource for her work. Ruth is author of 6 books and has taught workshops both nationally and internationally.
Contrasts in Cloth
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With flowers and plants as our source of inspiration and by travelling through several processes, including hand and/or machine stitching, we will create designs on cloth, and then risk making radical changes to the cloth's surface and colour. As we handle and compare the intriguing contrasts which will result from this journey a wealth of ideas will be released, collected and assembled. Your explorations could come together to create a new complete piece or provide the basis for future work.
A course for those willing to take a few risks and to explore ideas expressed through fabric and thread.
Dorothy's interest in the structure, delicious detail and the colour of plants often features in her textile pieces. The way she constructs these pieces using layers of cloth and stitches to draw, add colour or create texture is informed by her research into Kantha, a form of embroidered quilt from Bangladesh.