Liz Hammond - 'A Poplar and the Moon' . E.A.S.T5 days of creative textiles! 1 day at Knit and Stitch, 3 at CQ Winter School at Alston Hall with Alice Fox ( more in another post) and a day at home catching up and putting some of what I learnt into practice.
The first thing at Knit and Stitch was 'Between the lines' by East Anglian Stitch Textiles - I was interested in how the faux chenille/ slashing was used in Liz Hammond's piece.
Cindy Kearney's 2 pieces
Prism's Coded, Decoded - once again it was the work of Consuela Simpson that caught my eye and the graphic qualities of Alice Fox's black and white pieces so different to her tide marks.
James Hunting 'Transfer a drawing to cloth using couture techniques'. The method he uses ( drawing on silk organza which is then stitched through) I probably wouldn't use but the explanation was clear and he gave lots of tips for hand stitching. Most of all it was a fascinating glimpse into his working methods - lots of pieces and samples to look at in detail. The way he builds up couched lines to make interesting marks and suggestions of shapes and leaves his tacking in to give glimpses of colour produce such rich results.