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Draw and Stitch Permutations

Drawing leads to stitch, and back again.

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Duration
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4 to 6 days
Materials and techniques
Drawing, drawing and paint media, stitch technniques, metal fabrics use and manipulation techniques.
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Skill Level
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Hand and machine stitch
Outcome
Explore, sample and create

There are times as textile artists in which we plan, design, consider, trial and discuss our ideas to the extent that by the time we are creating them, quite honestly, we are over them! In this course we will lighten up, try something different, which is simply instinctive, creating freely made lines. An improvisational mark making journey which glides effortlessly into creating works from natural or other observed forms.
We will look at options for developing these into print, into layered bases and later will use free flowing, simple stitching, applique, wires and couching.
This is an improvisational design technique which is spontaneous, straightforward and effective for everyone. You absolutely don’t have to be able to ‘draw’ or ‘design’, simply be willing to go with the flow! Can be either machine, hand stitch or both as suits you. There is no necessity of any history of drawing, stitch or textile work, everyone is welcome.