I made it, as promised, my new class is listed today. Embroidered pockets is self explanatory, the human cloth? The human cloth aspect comes from the planned involvement of my body bag during these 12 weeks. ''Wrap'' ? It is my aim to create a series of pockets in which to wrap my emotion, my thoughts, my memories. The video today explains in more detail my aims for this programme.
Commencing May 25 for 12 weeks. There will be a two week break after week four meaning the programme will run until The end of week commencing August 24. (14 weeks in total. 2 week break plus 12 weeks)
***you do not need to have participated in any of my previous online learning programmes in order to join us in ''embroidered pockets, human cloth.''***
No prerequisites. Suitable for the beginner and the more experienced stitcher.
Be a fly on my wall for 12 weeks. Observe my creative process, learn from my successes and my mistakes as I sample stitch, as I doodle, as I experiment for design and embroidery.
During the course of these 12 weeks it is my aim to considerably advance embroidery and construction on my ongoing embroidered piece which I call ''the body bag''. One video per week will be devoted to the development of that piece.
In addition to this I hope to create a small series of pockets in various sizes using ''doodled cloth''. Doodle cloth is cloth upon which I will doodle and create pattern with colour fast, archival pens prior to embellishing and manipulating the surface using hand embroidery and fabric manipulation techniques. Design for these pieces of cloth will involve paper play, doodling and tracing pattern onto paper prior to identifying my favoured pattern for the creation of my cloth pockets.
There will be a minimum of four videos per week, (approximate minimum 1 1/2 hours viewing time) which will be hosted on a private password protected blog.
There are no deadlines, no set tasks. You are under no obligation to create what I am creating. Many people in previous classes have merely taken notes in order to apply ideas to their own work. Please take as much or as little as you wish from this programme, tailor my demonstrations to suit your own creative needs.
Access to all resources is permanent.....forever.....
Please allow 24 hours from registration to receipt of welcome e mail which includes a list of suggested equipment.