Susie Gillespie

Textile Art Techniques with Alice Fox and Susie Gillespie

Textile Art Techniques  

Weaving, Stitching and Dying with Alice Fox and Susie Gillespie.

 

2018 March 18th to 21st 2018 – full

2018 July 30th to August 2nd – full

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I was drawn to Alice Fox’s work because of the creative and experimental way she engages with the landscape and the natural world to create her artworks.

Living and working in South Devon I share Alice’s love of coastal landscapes, beaches and river estuaries and the wonderful treasures washed up on them.

That is why we have decided to put on a workshop together where students can combine weaving in linen with stitching, eco dying, and using found objects.

Together we hope this 4 day workshop will be a highly creative, experimental and synergistic experience.

Students will spend the first couple of days working with me in my studio weaving the back drop to their art piece in linen and nettle . I will encourage students to experiment with the more creative side of weaving including wrappings, looping, tapestry inlay, distressing and fraying.

 

The second part of the workshop is to take the back drop artwork you have woven and work with Alice adding marks and colour to the woven pieces through dye techniques, and through stitch.                 

While you are in South Devon you may want to take the opportunity to explore the beaches and river estuaries for unusual “finds”  and bring them along to the studio and incorporate them into your “special” art piece.

You will work with natural fibres and your gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, stains from autumn gathered fruits, natural earth pigments, stitching and weaving in different combinations to create surfaces and structures for your finished art piece.

The course is four days and includes lunch, refreshments and basic materials.

 

Barn-House Accommodation – In the orchard next to my studio we have newly restored barn-house accommodation available. To find out more please visit the Accommodation tab above.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability.

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2018 course dates calendar

May 13th to 17th – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – 2 places

May 26th, 27th – 2 Day Weaving course – full

June 17th to 21st – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – 1 place

July 30th to August 2nd – Textile Art Techniques with Alice Fox and Susie Gillespie – full

August 18th, 19th – 2 Day Weaving course – Full

August 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – Full

October 6th, 7th, 8th 9th. – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – full

October 13th and 14th – 2 Day Weaving course – 1 place.

November 4th and 5th – 2 day weaving course – 6 places

 

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability if I don’t get back to you within a day or two please try again as sometimes the enquiries do not reach me. Thanks Susie.

I also have gift vouchers available if you would like to give a course as a present.