International Visiting Artist
The Expressive Stitch Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, July 9th and 10th, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $330.00 + $50.00 materials fee + HST
Maximum number of participants: 12
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Please contact the textile studio if you'd like to be put on the waiting list.
In this workshop, participants examine "the stitch" based on the tradition of Indian Kantha embroidery. Kantha embroidered quilts utilize the running stitch to form patterns textures, and narrative imagery reflecting the lives and experiences of the makers. Images, videos and textile examples will be used to bring this rich art form to life. Students will learn the techniques involved in this tradition and then move on to expand the use of the stitch to develop personal imagery and a unique vocabulary of marks.