27th-29th July 2012
The weekend’s activities will start at 4.15 pm on Friday afternoon, 27th July 2012, with the arrival of tutors and students at the delightful Belsey Bridge Conference Centre.
The en-suite accommodation is arranged in single and double rooms on the ground and first floors, and full board is included in the fee for the weekend. The courses on offer will provide 12 hours’ tuition, divided into eight sessions: one on Friday evening, four during the day on Saturday (with the evening spent at your leisure) and three on Sunday. The programme will finish after tea on Sunday afternoon.
The fee for the weekend is £220.00 for Embroiderers’ Guild members (£245.00 for non-members), which can be paid in a lump sum or by deposit and three monthly instalments, if required.
The tutors and courses will be:
Students will work from a range of photographs and we will cover aspects of art theory such as designing balanced compositions and colour mixing in paint and thread. We will create then transfer a design, using resist and paint to form a background on silk and then apply a range of embroidery techniques to complete the picture.
Angie says, “During research for new ideas, I have discovered the delights of ‘Altered Books’. Visiting the most amazing American websites, I have gathered enough information to give you 2 days worth of exciting collage and stitch. You’ll need an old book and lots of courage to muck it up!!”
Shelley Rhodes – Stitched Drawings
SORRY – THE SHELLEY RHODES WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLLY BOOKED!
Working from your own design source, you will create a mixed media piece of work. You will combine a variety of papers and fabrics to create a unique ground on which to ‘draw’. Lots of techniques will be introduced to encourage those who may be apprehensive about their drawing skills. You will work with a variety of media, including stitch. There will be an emphasis on looking, reviewing and re-working areas of your ‘drawing’ so that parts become very tactile. You may end up with one finished piece or a series of smaller samples.
Workshop places are limited and those interested in taking part are advised to make an early reservation. The booking form can be downloaded here (note – you will need to enter your 2011/2012 ‘EG’ password which can be found on the back of your membership card). Please make sure you have read the Workshop Payment & Cancellation Policy before booking. If you need any further information, please email Jackie Woolsey.