A Stitch Drawn with Richard McVetis
Richard McVetis is a British artist, known for his meticulously embroidered drawings and sculptures. His artistic practice centres on his training as an embroiderer through the use of traditional hand stitch techniques and mark making.
For this workshop Richard has drawn on his love of stitching, paying attention to time, labour and care to develop two days of stitching.
The workshop will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how and why you do it. We will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark making; and the pleasure in having time to make.
This is an experimental approach to stitch and draws on the imagination of each participant. Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw.
Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the most simple of hand embroidery techniques. No knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed.
Date: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th November 2018
The studio will be open from 9.15am and the workshop will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm (ish) each day.
Cost: £200 (this includes some materials)
A £100 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.