Come and learn this unique form of applique which layers fabrics over a base of metal, creating your own artwork to either hang, or use as a book cover. This course is not scheduled to run in 2023. Please express interest below and we will consider a course when there is sufficient interest.
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This sessions will introduce you to the art of stitching into metal on the sewing machine - and it isn't scary or hard - just great fun and leads to a very unique form of textile art.
Using the 'mola' or reverse applique technique, we will layer fabrics over a base of metal, machine stitch (free or with the feed dogs up), our design and then cut back through the layers to reveal colours we have hidden, and finally, the metal layer at the bottom.
Complete the piece with more surface decoration techniques and you have a piece which could be used at both a large, bold scale and a smaller, delicate one.
This will lead us to create a deceptively simple piece and stitch into metal without the accompanying worries about getting metal under your sewing machine for the first time.
Alysn will provide sample designs, or you can create your own.
For 2022, there are four weekends of workshops. These can be attended separately, or you can begin to build a real breadth of contemporary textile and mixed media skills by attending as many as possible. Each session will concentrate of different skills, each having developmental possibilities on its own, but each adding to a rich creative knowledge for you.
Bring your lunch. We'll provide tea and coffee. A materials and equipment list will be emailed after registration. Your tutor will also be providing a range of particular paints, inks, embossing powders, outliner paints, drawing ink, print block making materials and other equipment for you to use on the day ($35 materials charge included within your course fee). The tutor will also have a range of supplies available for purchase on the day.
Anyone with an enthusiasm for textile and mixed media arts, from beginner to experienced.
I am an internationally acknowledged artist, curator, tutor and author who loves to share my experimental and improvisational approaches. I specialise in a range of unusual materials such as metals, paper, wire and paint, and not for nothing is my blog called ‘Alysnsburntofferings’ as my techniques include burning, hammering, patinating and distressing (amongst others). Stitching and embellishing are not forgotten and are used freely and expressively. Designs and inspiration are often drawn from natural patterns and textures in addition to a fascination with the history and context of materials and techniques.
Contemporary Textile Art; Textile Art - Mixed Media Layers for Backgrounds; Textile Art - Angelina Applique