It is with great excitment that I share with you a new guest teacher for 2015. Meredith Woolnough.
Meredith Woolnough is a visual artist that works and lives near the coastal region of Newcastle NSW, Australia.
Her elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads. The work explores the sculptural possibilities of a unique drawing technique that utilises a domestic sewing machine and a base fabric that dissolves in water. By repeatedly stitching threads into dense structures Meredith creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully suspended in space with pins casting delicately dynamic shadows.
Meredith’s work is held in both private and corporate collections worldwide.
You can learn from her and create your own masterpiece.
Read more about Meredith here:
2 day workshop
1 and 2 August 2015 9.30-4.30 each day
Sculptural embroidery and resin casting
In this workshop we will create a range of embroidered sculptures. The sewing machine will be transformed into an unconventional drawing tool and you will be in control of every stitch allowing your creativity and imagination to run wild. By stitching onto a combination of paper, woven and water-soluble fabrics we will create a range of experimental embroidered artworks.
We will look at mounting and presenting your artworks in a range of ways producing freestanding sculptures and artworks mounted onto board ready for framing.
The resin embedding and casting processes will also be explored in this workshop and small objects will be embedded into resin blocks creating freestanding sculptures or small jewelry pieces.
Suited to all levels. No experience is necessary but basic sewing machine operation skills will be helpful.
To learn more about the workshop and to book your place follow this link: