Opendrawer

Opendrawer

Camberwell, VIC

2 Day Sculptural Embroidery Workshop with Meredith Woolnough

What to Bring

  • A freehand embroidery foot or darning foot for your sewing machine
  • Spare sewing machine needles (sharp or jeans needles recommended)
  • Bobbins suited to your machine
  • A small embroidery hoop (15 – 25cm is good) - or purchase from us
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Squares of sample fabric to fit your embroidery hoop (calico or cotton drill suggested but any woven fabric is suitable)
  • Embroidery threads of your choice (high quality polyester thread recommended)
  • (Optional) Thread stand (if you like to work with one)
  • Note pad or small sketch book and pencils/pens
  • BYO sewing machine (with the capability to turn the feet teeth off)
  • • Small objects or materials to embed in resin (could be shells, fabric scraps, feathers, threads, beads, and other small objects that fascinate you)

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes for crafting.

Appropriate For

  • Adults 15 years & older. Suited to all levels. No experience is necessary but basic sewing machine operation skills will be helpful

2 Day Sculptural Embroidery Workshop with Meredith Woolnough

About This Event

Class Schedule

  • Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9.30-4.30, with breaks for morning tea and lunch

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the unique embroidery processes Meredith uses in her internationally recognised artworks
  • Transform your sewing machine into an unconventional drawing tool
  • Learn basic resin embedding and casting

What You Get

  • Take home one (or more) amazing sculptural embroideries and the know-how & skill to make more!
  • Take home one (or more) cast resin blocks to use as jewellery pieces or as stands for your embroidery
  • Get hands-on with an internationally recognised artist
  • Spend 2 relaxing and creative days with a small group of like minded individuals

Description

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

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