Creative Recycling for Textile Art

In this workshop embroidery artist Jessica Grady will go through a selection of her contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques, particularly looking at how to build pattern and incorporate colour into textile art, alongside turning recycled materials and other waste products into exciting embellishments. You will create a series of mini samples demonstrating the different techniques to create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you. As well as traditional textile materials Jessica will show you how to incorporate and use a variety of recycled and unusual items to add texture and interest to your swatches. This is a great workshop for those who are just starting out looking at textiles art, and is also a great class to help develop and refine your techniques and processes. Techniques in the class include: mixed media sequin making, building 3D structures, layering fabrics, creative recycling, contemporary ways to use traditional stitches and freeform applique ideas. This is a great class to show you that everything and anything can be stitched onto fabric to create something beautiful! Artist Bio Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist from Leeds. Her colourful and tactile work is filled with unusual embellishments and hand stitching. She exhibits her 3D embroidered works in galleries and shows across the UK and Europe and is a member of the international exhibiting groups Prism Textiles and Art Textiles Made in Britain. In 2018 she won the Embroiderer’s Guild Scholar award for her creative approach to stitch. She also teaches her skills in workshops to groups, schools and universities across the country. Skill Level: Suitable for beginners and more experienced embroiders and textiles-lovers. Cost: £60 per person – includes all materials and equipment usage. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided.