TEXTILES | CREATING WITH RECYCLED FABRICS
TEXTILES | CREATING WITH RECYCLED FABRICS | Tamara Russell
Stitching precious scraps of cloth allows you to slow down in a hectic world and take pleasure in simple stitches and simple processes.
This class is where we step into slow. We will teach you how to use the log cabin technique to stitch together vintage cloth (which we provide) to create a wonderful unique hand made items that you will treasure over your lifetime.
We will be stitching patchwork blocks using recycled cloth to embed meaning into your piece. This is a slow, whimsical process, which results in a layered textile artwork which is unique to each maker.
There is no right or wrong way to approach this project. Relax and unwind whilst experiencing the joy and gratification of being immersed in mindful creativity, hand stitching a work of art.
Patchwork centres around the “make do and mend” and “waste not, want not” ethos of yesteryear. It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable. This is not a complicated process that relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness, but rather, it's about embracing the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching.
Pick up a needle and thread and lose yourself in this meditative process where simplicity is key.
Tamara Russell is a textile artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending based in Melbourne. She has been making her clothes and mending since a teenager. Loving to personalise her wardrobe with visible mending, embroidery and embellishment. Tamara enjoys teaching various forms of mending and embroidery. She also happily accepts commissions to mend your old favourites. Visit karhina.com or follow her on Instagram @karhina_textileart and @tamararussellart
What you will learn
- Some needle and thread basics
- How simple running stitch can be used for connecting pieces to a background using the Log Cabin patchwork technique.
What you will get
- Gain the well-being benefits of mindful creating and crafting
- Tools and materials including cotton and Japanese silk fabrics and threads are available to use in the workshop
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space.
What to bring
- Bring your enthusiasm!
What to wear
All levels of stitchers - Open to everyone interested!
Vendor since 2019
In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.
In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens.
The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity.
Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.
Come and visit us at 35 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065 Australia.
Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.
In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within 4 days of your workshop and we transfer you to another class. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than 4 working days' notice is given.
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You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place.
Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE
The Guild of Objects have put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Guild of Objects acknowledge the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.
The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.
At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.
We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.
If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.
For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you. If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.
While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.
We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.
Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.
We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.