Lace Books with Mandy Pattullo, 3rd October
Mandy trained as a Surface Pattern and Textile Designer and now work from an attic studio in a converted manse in rural Northumberland. treasure the old and worn, refashioning vintage textiles into new collages which are embellished with stitch and appliqué. I re-cycle and reuse very old and often disintergrating materials which have been passed on or discarded. I particularly like to cut up and unpick utility patchworks and quilts made by women in domestic settings. I consciously relate to the thrift and ‘make- do and mend” culture of past times as well as folk art traditions and techniques.My collages, large wall quilts and garments bring together precious fragments to form evocative compositions. The viewer is forced to re-examine fabrics that have become flawed through wear and tear, to find in them a new beauty.
We all have collections of pretty bits of lace that we do not know what to do with and in this course you can bring your own precious bits and mix them into Hope and Elvis’s collection to create a special little lace book. We will be using old bits of blanket for the pages and then carefully arranging and stitching in the lace with some fabric collage to show it off. On the surface you will use hand stitches that echo the lace patterns to bring the whole thing together. You will end up with a little piece of treasure where lace will be beautifully shown off rather than in the bottom of a plastic bag!
£85 materials and 2 course lunch included
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