I taught a very enjoyable workshop on Saturday with the Wolverhampton branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild; it was good to see some students who have been to other classes I have taught and new people too. They were all committed and hard working, and as you will see below produced a wonderful range of work. We worked with individual source material, converting elements of it into simple shapes which which to design pieces of work. We also experimented with juxtaposing various patterned fabrics and papers, to create vibrant and dynamic work, as well as placing the elements within a space, thus working with pattern in two ways.
The group took on the free floating pattern based idea of the class really well too; we were discussing that there must be a simple description of such a use of pattern that is not an actual regular repeat, but has related elements floating in a space; there’s bound to be a Japanese word, I’m sure.
Many thanks to you all and I hope to see all the finished work sometime in the future.