3rd, 4th and 5th May
Inspired by Lace
£195 for 3 days
Working from beautiful historical lace examples (yours or mine), we will explore some of the key visual ideas associated with lace and use simple methods to record these as the starting point for our small-scale workbook. To allow us to concentrate on ideas such as marks and textures we will largely be working in black and white but incorporating some colour to provide interest. We will develop these ideas exploring a variety of paper types and weights, inventing as we go, but always within a structure that offers support as well as plenty of room for individual interpretation. Whether a beginner or an experienced worker there should be some challenges, a bit of fun, and plenty of scope for adapting the ideas for work with fabric and stitch. You will have a small-scale themed sketchbook.
Kay has been a member of the Textile Study Group for some years now, is pro-active on their committee and takes part in all their exhibiting commitments. She has delivered on their Summer Schools as well as teaching up and down the country as a free-lance textile artist. Her book 'Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artist' has found its way on to many a bookshelf and is a brilliant read with excellent content and visual material.
This workshop will have students developing their own thoughts and ideas from a starting point of 'historical lace', but they will soon come to realise how the ideas presented, can be interpreted using a number of different starting points when they get back to their own studios.
Her own workbooks are a real treat to see and I feel that this is a workshop not to be missed.