Print and Stitch Workshop – impressive outcomes

Written by Caryl Beach

On May 22, 2017

Print and Stitch Workshop at The Forge Digswell – impressive outcomes

I was so chuffed with the outcomes produced by the students attending this weekends Print and Stitch workshop.

Many hadn’t touched their sewing machines in a fair few years so we looked at some introductory skills to get the best out of their machines, including making use of their Free Sewing Foot.

Day 1 was the print session and we focused on using found objects to produce lots of small scale experimental prints on various paper surfaces. The students especially loved working with the finer tissues. The emphasis was on exploring and making lots of small samples that could be collaged on day 2

Day 2 was a much more sedate day involving some initial thinking and planning followed by collage and assemblage using machine stitch. Using collage is a skill in itself and we looked at tricks and methods to assemble and juxtapose colours, textures and layers together.

The outcomes produced at the end of the 2 days were lovely and the students had especially been drawn to using some gorgeous colour combinations with the printing inks and threads. I’m looking forward to running another session like this in the future.

Sally Tyrie

The Print and Stitch Adult Workshop was held at Digswell Arts Forge Studios based near Welwyn.

The next Workshops at the Forge Studios

2 day Lino Print Workshop hosted by myself and led by Katharine Green, visiting artist. Katharine will be showing students how to use multiple blocks to create multicoloured prints. More details here.
Dates; Sat 10 June / Sunday 11th June.

Caryl Beach – is also running Taster Sessions in mixed media ‘playing with paint’.  Contact Caryl  for more details;

More Workshops are being planned for August
More details contact;
Bespoke 1 ; 1 workshops available with Sally Tyrie.

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