Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier
9th February 2019
Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and complex.
Jennifer completed a BA (hons) in Textiles (Print, Knit and Weave) in 1999 at Manchester Metropolitan University, is internationally exhibited, and has had her work featured in over 60 magazines and over 15 books to date.
Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine stitch techniques, including Paper Patchwork, , Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on found papers. You will also be shown a range of traditional hand stitch techniques to embellish like Picot Stitch and Needle Lace edges. These skills will be used to create small paper dresses. Please bring along your favourite books and papers to incorporate into your work.
£85 including all materials & 2-course lunch - 10am-4pm
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