Since leaving my teaching job a few years ago I have been missing the classroom and when I was asked to run a few workshops through the fabulous Timeless Textiles gallery in Newcastle I jumped at the chance.
I ran two workshops; a one day embroidery workshop and a two day embroidery and resin workshop. Both workshops were run out of the rooms at Newcastle Community Arts Centre (NCAC) and I tried to jam pack each one with a range of skills and techniques based on my own personal art practice. We explored resin embedding, mounting techniques for artwork and of course my signature machine embroidery technique.
The resin embedding allowed everyone to be playful and create their own assemblage artworks by encasing found objects into resin blocks of various shapes. When it came to the embroidery even the sewing novices was flying around those embroidery hoops in no time. We also explored various mounting techniques to bring the embroidered creations to life in small box frames.
Testimonial from one day workshop: