In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics with Ruth Singer 5th & 6th September 2020

In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics with Ruth Singer 5th & 6th September 2020

Ruth Singer is a textile artist with a background working in museums. Her work is often inspired by museum objects, archives or personal and family history. She works mainly with old, worn and damaged textiles, creating one-off exhibition pieces and commissions with a sense of history and an emotive story. She has exhibited widely in the UK and was the 2016 winner of the Fine Art Quilt Masters prize at the Festival of Quilts. She has also written a number of textile books including Fabric Manipulation.
In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics
Transparent fabrics, combined with careful stitch and cutting can be used to create beautiful, dedicate and detailed textile pieces. Ruth loves using sheer fabrics like silk organza and cotton organdie and combining them with traditional and modern techniques including reverse appliqué, shadow embroidery and corded quilting. In this two day workshop, you will have the chance to try lots of different techniques and to explore Ruth’s inspirational work and her collection of delicate historical textiles.
Over two days you will learn about the different fabrics (all provided) and how to best combine design and technique to create a series of samples showcasing textiles and transparency.
£190 materials and 2 course lunch included , 2 day workshop 10am-4pm
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