Saturday 10th June at 10:00am – 4:00pm
Print for Stitch with Sheila Mortlock
What attracts us to working with textiles are the layers we can create through printed colour, applied fabric and stitch. It all goes to create a surface texture that is rich and interesting. This workshop will demonstrate how simple print techniques, easily done at home without the need for expensive equipment, can help you produce unique stitched pieces. Each piece can be used as the background for stitch or can be cut up to add areas of interest and pattern to an ongoing piece. Sheila will give a talk about her most recent body of work on Thursday 8th June at 7pm.
Sheila will provide most of the materials required – for example the fabric to get you started, paints, rollers and textured surfaces to create the monoprints. There will be a charge of £3 for these materials on the day.
However, you should bring:
- At least one photograph as a source for your colour scheme. This could be a landscape or a garden, flowers, old walls, whatever appeals to you as a colour scheme and gives you a rich source of texture.
- Basic sewing kit – pins, needles, scissors
- Small collection of sheers or other fabrics
- If you have acrylic or fabric paints bring some that reflect your chosen colour scheme
- Textural surfaces if you have any – bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, old lace, relief surfaces, etc
- If you have a geli plate and like to use it, or have never used it, bring it along
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
Course fee £55 + Eventbrite fee
To book a place with Eventbrite click here
A bit about Sheila Mortlock
Born and brought up in Broughty Ferry on Scotland’s east coast, Sheila Mortlock studied printed textiles and embroidery at Dundee’s prestigious Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She taught art in secondary schools and off-site provision in the city before becoming a lecturer in textiles at Dundee FE College. She was a founding member of edge – textile artists scotland, is also a member of Textile Study Group and has exhibited with both groups nationally and internationally. Since leaving formal teaching she continues to be invited to conduct workshops and day schools for groups in Scotland and south of the border but has also taught further afield in India and New Zealand.
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