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Draw & Stitch What You Feel

Tutor
Barbara Dawson
Duration
1 day
Dates
Confirmed Saturday 26 February 2022
Fees
Standard Price $110 per day Members Only Price $90 per day
Fees Due By
27 January 2022
Venue
76 Queen St, Concord West

In this workshop Barbara Dawson will be teaching you how you can translate mark making into what she calls ‘stitch stories’ and then into contemporary embroidery pieces.

If weather permits participants will work outside and ‘map’ or draw their reaction to ‘the day’; the trees, the wind, the noise of the city.  This could be in the nearby Bicentennial Park or looking at the shadow marks of nearby trees.

Barbara an experienced art teacher will assist you to ‘see’ and ‘discover’ and record your experiences. You will be amazed how these marks are so expressive.  You will discover a sense of peace by not having to accurately represent what you see. On your return to the workshop these ‘mark-makings’ will be discussed and portions isolated to create a well-constituted and interesting design. These will then be copied and translated to cloth and stitched into the start of a contemporary embroidered piece.

Barbara Dawson is a mixed media artist and has taught Visual Art and drawing to students and adults for over thirty years.  For the last ten years her medium has been in textiles. She exhibits widely both overseas and in Australia.  Her work was included in the Margaret Oppen Competition and she will be exhibiting in Gallery 4 at the Guild in February 2022.

Workshop Outline

After a short walk to nearby Bicentennial Park, workshop participants will start to  ‘map’ or draw their reaction to ‘the day’; the trees, the wind, the noise of the city. You will be amazed how these marks are so expressive.  You will discover a sense of peace by not having to accurately represent what you see. On your return to the workshop at 76 Queen Street, this ‘inefficient mapping’ will be then translated to cloth and the marks copied and stitched.



Enrol in this Workshop

You can book a place in this workshop by contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.  Some workshops will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking. All bookings are subject to the Guild's Workshop Policy.