Paper Lamination - a mixed media workshop with Christine Chester
We are really pleased to have our friend Christine Chester working with us again. A textile artist working in mixed media, her current work explores the effects of dementia on memory and identity. She has exhibited internationally and you may have seen her solo gallery The Fragility of Memory at the Festival of Quilts in 2015.
Paper can add unique qualities to embroidered textiles, but also has its own particular handling issues. This workshop will introduce you to the excitement and versatility of using your own printed imagery on papers. Using a variety of cheap and easily available papers you will learn two different ways of laminating papers to fabric to produce interesting smooth and textured surfaces to stitch on.
You can use your own photographic images, or text from old books or newspapers, gather colours from newspaper photos and adverts to create broken and fractured laminations using thermofax printing. You will then experiment with a further lamination process using coloured tissue papers together with gesso to generate a pairing of fabrics which co-ordinate with each other.
This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in working creatively with fabric, thread, paper and paint.
Date: Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th July 2017
The studio will be open from 9am and the workshop will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm (ish) each day.
Cost: £160 (this includes refreshments and some materials)
A £60 deposit will secure your place.
There will be home made biscuits with morning coffee, a light seasonal lunch and an enticing cake with a pot of afternoon tea. So why not treat yourself and spend a day being creative in the company of friends this summer?