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A Summer Sketchbook Inspired by Préniac

  • Date: 01/06/2023 12:00 - 08/06/2023 12:00
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Using plants and flowers as inspiration, the beginning of the week will focus on producing a central image and a border of small block printed fabrics.

These will then be collaged and added together with lace, ribbon and ‘slow’ stitch to create a unique and personal sketchbook cover. 

We will then explore a variety of ways of creating floral inspired imagery to add to the pages using mixed media.

In advance of the course, students will be asked to look through their personal collections of floral fabrics and old embroidered snippets of tea cloths or handkerchiefs, focusing on the colours and textures that they would like to work with. In addition, inspiring images, old pages from sketchbooks or floral ephemera, post or greeting cards may also be useful. These will provide a personal source of inspiration for the week.  



UK based textile artist Anne Kelly is an award-winning artist, author and tutor. Her multi-layered and densely stitched textiles have been described as ‘small worlds’. Trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London, she creates wall hangings and objects using a mixture of mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. Her inspirations are taken from travel, memory, nature and especially folk art. 

Anne tutors mixed media art and textiles to a variety of groups in the UK and abroad. and is a member of the Embroiderers Guild UK, the Crafts Council Directory, the European Textile Network and the Society for Embroidered Work.  She also exhibits and curates group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her recent solo exhibition at the prestigious Ruthin Craft Centre ‘Well Travelled’ was reviewed as ‘a delight to behold’ by the renowned ‘Embroidery’ magazine .Her four books for Batsford connect to and reflect her practice, being widely collected and studied by students of all ages around the world.