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Embroidered Sculptural Floral and Organic Forms Workshop


Embroidered Sculptural Floral and Organic Forms Workshop
with Priscilla Edwards

Date and Time: New date coming soon. 10.00 – 4.00pm, £75.
Price includes refreshments and a homecooked lunch

New dates coming soon for 2024.
Please e.mail Anna via themakinghouse@gmail if you'd like to know when we have a date

Priscilla is here for the weekend, both workshops are stand alone workshops, but if you'd like to explore Free Machine Embroidery with Priscilla on Saturday, perhaps incorporating it in to your work on the Sunday, you can book on both workshops for £140

About The Workshop

Explore the possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create small organic sculptures. You will discover the joy of shaping wire by simply using pliers and fingertip manipulation to make your structures. Priscilla will share with you her unique combination of creative techniques to embellish your pieces using layers of silk and wax before adding touches of hand stitch. Priscilla will also demonstrate how to incorporate other materials, fabrics and threads into your structures using free machine embroidery.

This workshop is aimed to inspire with lots different, techniques and process so you can develop them in a way that fits in with your own practice or work towards creating a resolved example that reflects Priscilla’s techniques. Priscilla will be bringing lots of her own work on the day and will talk you through how she puts her pieces together, this provides the perfect insight into how she develops ideas. Repurposing materials is hugely important in Priscilla approach to making so she suggests you also bring along old or loved fragments of precious fabrics and treasures in your stash.

Most equipment and materials are provided and a list of suggested things to bring will be send to you upon booking your place. Please feel free to bring any additional resources you wish to work with; Priscilla always encourages you to develop pieces of work that reflect your own ideas.

About the Tutor

We are delighted award winning artist & author Priscilla Edwards will be joining us for a workshop packed with creativity. If you enjoy mixed media textiles this workshop is perfect for you!

Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities of the original materials and capture Priscilla’s perceptions of beauty, fragility and intrigue.

Once drawn into her enchanting world of afternoon tea, angelic angles and faux flora its hard to not to be captivated by Priscilla’s inquisitive imagination. Over the past 20 years Priscilla has a developed unique range of manipulation methods fusing together a collective of structures and surfaces. She loves to share her passion for textile sculpture and has taught in many textile departments in Adult, Further and Higher Education across the UK. Other teaching includes workshops, short courses and presentations about her practice.

During this workshop Priscilla will share her inspiration and techniques inviting you so take a peek into her world of making and create a piece for yourself. She will also be bringing along signed copies of her recently published book ‘Sculptural Textile Art’ if you wish to purchase one on the day.

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