Monday, July 18, 2016

Contemporary Embroidery: workshop

Meditation of Each Stripe and Red Dots

I'm planning a workshop here at my house in Byron Center, Michigan, on "Contemporary Embroidery: Surface Design to the Stitched Mark" on August 12 and 13:

For those with an adventuresome spirit but looking to work in a contemplative textile method, students will use textile paints to print and paint fabric with images of their own design during the first morning.  These images will create pattern, areas of color, or designs that inspire students to put stitching onto the fabric —anything goes!  During the afternoon and next day, “the stitched mark” or one’s own personal stitch vocabulary, will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture.  This workshop will strive to have students look at stitching on fabric, not as decorative, but as an expression of themselves---pulling something new and different from inside onto the cloth.  Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces, images of contemporary embroiderers’ work from around the world, and books on hand.  A complete supply list will be sent upon registration.  Two-day workshop: $200; materials fee: $10    

There is a possibility that the workshop can be moved to Saturday and Sunday, the 13th/14th, if there are students who can't take off Friday from work.  Let me know if you are interested by going to Contact on my website:  

Red Roots