Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Anne will speak about her long term project, a series of large scale knotted tapestries exploring historic witch trials and metaphors surrounding the idea of “witchcraft”.
9th & 10th
Workshop limited to 6 people
Christmas Speaker – Alice Kettle
Telling Stories with Thread
Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist who has been the president of the Embroiderers’ Guild since April 2019. The talk is about a life time of stitching, her work and those she has worked with and been inspired by.
Member led workshop
Drawing With Thread
Andrea is a textile artist who draws with thread to produce unique portraits, townscapes and more recently, abstract compositions and images.
In her talk, she will be sharing background information, an explanation of her process with physical and digital examples, followed by a Q&A session
Journey into the Unconventional
A look at Jessica’s textiles journey and career including her work within commercial embroidery and print design – Jessica also discusses her contemporary methods and use of sustainable and waste materials within my artistic practice.
Jessica is a member of Prism Textiles and Art Textiles Made in Britain, 2018-2019 Under 30’s Guild Scholar Award and RAW Talent Award 2017. Jessica works form her home studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She teaches her workshop programme to schools, colleges and private organisations across the UK and sell and exhibits her work internationally.
Floral Bloom Hoop (detail)
Sample Swatch Collection
Images reproduced by kind permission of Jessica Grady
Zoom or Branch Meeting
Abstract Embroidery & Embellishment
A full day exploring contemporary techniques to create colourful and tactile embellishment swatches. Techniques will include; making sequins, layered techniques, vertical beading and combining materials. Materials will include recycled plastics, cable sleeve, painted and wrapped washers and industrial waste alongside more traditional textiles and threads. The day will begin with creating samples and then the afternoon will be a developed piece of textile art from the morning’s experiments. All materials included.