Thursday, 6 March 2014

Creative Textile Course

Last night was the first session of a 10 week textile course I am taking part in at the Barnoon Workshop in St Ives.  The workshops are being run by local crafts woman Jo McIntosh (who I did the rag rug workshop with earlier this year).  We will be exploring weaving, felt making, knitting, dyeing, silk painting, batik, stitching & embroidery among other things! It's nice to spend a couple of hours 'playing' with other materials & to meet other like minded people.  I will keep you posted about my efforts over the next few weeks.....

This week we selected an image from a magazine & using a viewfinder concentrated on an area of the image which appealed to us.  We then created a collage using torn/cut papers from the magazines to represent the image.  These are not colours I would usually pick but I thought the textures were interesting.  Next week we will be exploring yarn wrapping & weaving based on the palette of colours from this week.
 



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