Transform your sewing machine into an unconventional drawing tool. You'll be in control of every stitch, allowing your creativity and imagination to run wild. This technique-based workshop explores the unique embroidery processes that Meredith uses in her highly sought-after artworks. Over the two days, by stitching onto a combination of woven and water-soluble fabrics, you will create a range of experimental embroidered artworks.
You'll also discover basic resin embedding and casting processes. Embed small objects into resin blocks creating freestanding sculptures, small jewelry pieces or unique sculpture stands for your embroidered creations.
Guest Tutor: Meredith is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. A piece can take as little as a day or be worked on over several months. Her elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells, Meredith's embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life.
Course Fee: $485.00 paid in 4 instalments: 25% now; 25% on 13 July 2017; 25% on 13 Sept 2017; 25% on 6 Oct 2017.
Materials Fee: $20 cash paid to the tutor