Following on from her successful workshop last year, Rosie James is back with us again on Saturday 6th May to tutor a workshop entitled Photo-Stitch. Rosie’s fascinating work explores the use of the sewing machine as a tool for drawing. Her focus falls mainly on people and the kinds of crowds that form when people gather, she is looking for the individual within the crowd. Her work also encompasses the use of the stitched line to create drawings which explore the whole world of stitch, textiles, fashion, craft etc. The ways in which stitching and textiles figure in our everyday lives is a continuing fascination. Rosie using screen printing as well as machine stitching and applique to create layers of imagery. Recently she has become interested in the ways in which a line is created on the sewing machine and how lines are everywhere we look. These lines link us together.
This year, Rosie’s workshop will focus on showing participants how to play around with their own photographs and have fun turning them into stitched drawings like the lovely one shown below, which shows an original photograph and the finished stitched item.
Last year’s workshop was very successful and those who attended were inspired by their day with Rosie. Feedback included the following from Jackie: ‘She’s a good teacher, explaining things very clearly, and I found the day excellent, as I felt able to be free and experimental with new techniques. You don’t have to be ‘good at drawing’ to get great results; I was really happy with what I did. Everyone seemed very pleased with what they achieved.’ Pam said ‘Rosie James was a very good teacher, and encouraged us to try all sorts of free experimentation too…It was a thoroughly enjoyable workshop. Nothing too difficult I would recommend it to every one.’ .
We can still squeeze in one or two of you next Saturday if you feel like you’d like to join in. For more information see our our workshop information page
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