28. September 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00
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Exploring Colour and Pattern - contemporary embellishment techniques | Clements Hall | Saturday, 28. September 2019

In this workshop embroidery artist Jessica Grady will go through a selection of her contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques, particularly looking at how to build pattern and incorporate colour into textile art. You will create a series of mini samples demonstrating the different techniques to create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you. As well as traditional textile materials Jessica will show you how to incorporate and use a variety of recyled and unusual items to add texture and interest to your swatches. This is a great workshop for those who are just starting out looking at textile art, and is also a great class to help develop and refine your techniques and processes. Techniques in the class include; mixed media sequin making, building 3D structures, layering fabrics, contemporary ways to use traditional stitches and freeform appliqué ideas. All materials for this class are included, but you are welcome to bring along any bits and pieces you would like to incorporate into your samples such as found materials, broken jewellery or favourite scraps of fabric. Refreshments and a light lunch are also included. If you have any dietry requirements please contact Jessica before the workshop via email: jgradyembroidery@gmail.com The workshop is held in the Art room at Clements Hall, a fantastic space with lots of lovely natural light, and is accessible for anyone with mobility issues. The venue has ample free parking for workshop attendees and is located in central York - 10 mins from York station. Feel free to get in touch with any further questions!