Wendy Dolan - Architecture in stitch
Wendy Dolan is a textile artist living in Sussex, who uses fabrics and threads to create textured designs, specialising in freehand machine embroidery and related creative stitching techniques.
Living close to the South Downs, the landscape provides a constant source of inspiration for Wendy's stitched textile designs; she records her ideas with sketch, torn paper collage and her camera which is always on hand.
Wendy's current theme, A Sense of Place, records memorable journeys and locations, using fabric, stitch and texture. Architectural structures, textures, and patterns also provide a wealth of ideas which she enjoys exploring.
We all have special places and journeys we like to remember and in this two day workshop with Wendy you'll have opportunity to explore the making of your own 'sense of place'. You'll develop an individual design, working from your own reference material, maps, photographs or drawings. Fabrics will be layered, creating exciting textured surfaces and maps will be transfer-printed onto fabric.
Whether you are a beginner or have plenty of experience this workshop is suitable for anyone interested in working creatively with fabric and thread.
Date: Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th April 2018
The studio will be open from 9am and the workshop will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm (ish) each day.
Cost: £180 (this includes some materials and lunch)
A £80 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 couple of days being creative in the company of friends ?