Textile Artist Mandy Pattullo, author of “Textile Collage” and “Textiles Transformed” will offer three very different hand stitching workshops at Studio Préniac so you will have plenty of time to dip into fabric collage, hand embroidery and applique techniques. There will be an introductory session to each workshop which will allow you to see Mandy’s work and will inspire you to go on your own creative journey with the theme. There will be regular demonstrations and Mandy will be at hand to give you feedback and advice.
We start the week working with your own collection of old lace which you will be encouraged to cut, tear and mix with other fabrics to create a concertina book which will showcase your lace.
In the second workshop we will celebrate the garden in summer- you will create a small beautiful textile picture which might be a mix of flowers, birds and the bees and Mandy will also suggest ways that you could bring some traditional patchwork into the picture.
The final project focuses on applique, decorative stitch and stitched drawing. Mandy is a great fan of the traditional red and white quilts and you will be referencing The Westbury Quilt in your design.
You do not need any experience to join in as the projects will be clearly explained and you will work at a pace you feel comfortable with. As you move through the week you will be working confidently and will have designated time to hopefully resolve and complete the three projects.
Mandy is an enthusiastic teacher and looks forward to days filled with chat and laughter and because everything is hand stitched you will be able to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings of Studio Préniac and even work outside if you wish. Please bring your own sewing kit.
A list of the fabrics you need to bring will be sent to the students before the course but Mandy will provide the foundation fabric for each project.
Mandy Pattullo is a textile artist based in Northumberland. She trained as a surface pattern designer and worked in an art college before returning to her own practice and setting up a studio.
She works predominantly with old and worn fabrics and fragments of old quilt and uses textile collage, applique and hand stitching techniques. She makes fabric pictures but also works within fabric book formats and onto garments.
She teaches workshops across the UK and in Europe and is the author of two books - “Textile Collage” ( 2016) and “Textiles Transformed” ( 2020).