a word for nature
stitched mixed media
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Fabric and Paper Collage
Hand and Spirit Conference
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Spend an enjoyable (packed) morning by creating beautiful and unique art papers. The afternoon will then be devoted to combining them with fabrics and thread in experimental mixed media work. Judy will offer two formats as starting points but there are no rules. This is a very satisfying way to express the creative self.
Two pieces of foam core 20 inches x 30 inches (available at art and business supply stores such as Staples)
Selection of about a dozen pieces of fabric (that you love) between 4 and 12 inches square. Include at least one sheer fabric and one silk fabric in your collection. Co-ordinate these by colour. Also, please bring two half metre pieces of neutral coloured cotton or linen.
Your own photographs.We will be using real photographs, not colour copies. Examples are family shots, vacation shots, landscapes, or flower garden shots or bring a self-portrait. Tip: Bring close up photos of your own hands or eyes.
As well bring colour copies of your own artwork. Include detail shots.
A candle and its candleholder.
An awl or a thick needle
One or two pieces of water colour paper or $2 to purchase from instructor.
Cloth scissors, paper scissors and small embroidery scissors
Two colours of embroidery floss and an appropriate needle
Hand written text such as a letter or some old journal pages.
A poem that you love, or the novel you are currently reading.
Sewing machine (optional)
darning foot if you are bringing your machine if you have one
Digital camera (optional)
Leaves from your own back yard or neighbourhood pressed into the pages of a magazine that you like to read.