This full day workshop will cover a range of textile techniques and hand stitch to create a unique piece of textile art. Embroidery is a wonderfully gentle and meditative process which allows us to appreciate, contemplate and be still while expressing ourselves.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who have some experience working with textiles this will be a fun and relaxed day of making.
Using the rich colour, imagery and texture in Elizabeth Cope's exhibit as inspiration, we will combine beautiful fabrics to 'paint' our own individual fabric picture. We will use applique techniques combined with stitch to explore different ways of creating texture and line to capture a view.
Siobhán will demonstrate lots of different techniques and stitches and guide you through your piece. Each person will create their own individual fabric painting full of lush texture and colour.
No drawing or art experience is necessary. This will suit all levels.
All materials will be provided, though participants should bring materials they enjoy working with if they wish.
Bio: Siobhán Jordan graduated from NCAD with a BDes in Embroidery and has enjoyed residencies at The Cill Rialaig Project in Kerry, AIR Krems Austria and Custom House Studios Mayo as well as with the Butler Gallery Kilkenny. She has extensive experience devising and delivering learning and education programs. She runs a small art school from her home studio delivering art classes to children and adults, specialising in portfolio preparation for entry into art college.
Testimonials from previous textile workshops
“Really enjoyable day course in a gorgeous location. Siobhan creates a relaxed atmosphere to pass on her knowledge and guide you on making your own artwork.”
“I found Siobhan textile workshop brilliant on every level, her way of showing you how to achieve a piece of your own work, making it simple to do, with results that left me bursting with pride.”
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