Explore Colourful Surface Mark & Stitch
This course will initially explore combining and working with different qualities of un-dyed fabrics and threads in stitched samples. Fabrics will be manipulated, embellished and altered with a variety of hand and machine techniques. This collection will then undergo a transformation by the selected addition of glorious dye colour, enabling students to create their own unique colourful collection of fabric pieces.
Once dyed and dried these samples may be unravelled, unpicked or further enhanced or combined. The potential of different techniques and fabric qualities could then be developed further.
The course will include the use of a varied and carefully selected collection of fabrics (non-synthetic), the exploration of different stitched and manipulative techniques, and the application of Procion Mx dye colour.
Further experimental and exploratory work will be included as the course progresses!
Renowned for her exuberant use of colour, Ruth Issett is acknowledged as one of the UK's leading textile artists.
She teaches and lectures internationally and is a member of the prestigious Textile Study Group.
The author of 6 books including a Passion for Colour, published September 2013, Ruth has also written for leading embroidery and textile magazines.
She exhibits widely and is available for private commissions.