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Adult Tapestry Workshop with Jilly Edwards
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018
10.30am – 4.30pm

£80 a day or book 2 days for £120. Light lunch included

Workshop 1: ‘Let’s start at the beginning’ (Saturday 17 March)
Workshop 2: ‘And now…?’ (Sunday 18 March)

We are pleased to welcome Jilly Edwards the artist behind ‘Joy: The Colour Yellow’ exhibition who will be offering 2x one day workshops. Enjoy just one day or a full weekend of textiles.

Workshop 1 will concentrate on teaching you all the basic things you need to know for woven tapestry from learning to warp a frame loom and weave the shapes you use, creating a sampler that you can always refer back to when you get home.

Workshop 2 is a continuation of day one or for students who have already done a basic course. You will discuss different warp thickness and how to warp them onto frames, changes in thickness of yarns and different yarns used to create textures as well as looking at designing from collecting, drawing, cartoon making. You will then have the tools and knowledge to start a tapestry – taking the terror out of designing to create the beginnings of your own masterpiece.

 

 

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  Collect18   Picking up the mantle from last year’s selector Faye Toogood, Jay Osgerby has chosen 13 makers representing the cutting edge of UK craft. From the bold abstract tapestries of Jilly Edwards and figurative embroidered portraits of Emily Jo Gibbs to the site-specific work created by ceramicist Alison Cooke from historic clay excavated from London's building sites, Collect Open 2018 provides an opportunity for contemporary makers to challenge perceptions of art and craft and gives a platform to the fresh ideas, materials and concepts set to shape the evolution of craft in the UK.
       
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