10 & 11 October 2020, Subtlety in Woven Tapestry, Virtual Workshop with Sue Lawty
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2020, 1-5pm BST (London, UK)
Sue Lawty's quiet, minimal and abstract works are strongly informed by the material of their construction and characterised by meticulous attention to detail. Whether working in linen, hemp, raphia or lead, she talks of the 'integrity of mark making intrinsic to particular thread or structure'.
Lawty is a highly experienced artist, designer and teacher, whose work is in collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London where she held a year-long residency. Prestigious Artist Research Fellowships include Smithsonian Museums USA and the University of Leeds. The book 'Earth Materials' was published in 2017 about her work.
Outline of the workshop
With Sue Lawty’s fine works and extensive sample and book collection to hand, this is an opportunity to delve into the exploration of material and nuance in woven tapestry. Participants will be encouraged to investigate structure, mark, movement, rhythm, interval, tone and scale to generate a number of carefully considered samples. The aim is to develop a heightened sensibility to subtle textural distinctions and bring renewed rigour to the design content of their work. Participants will leave with purpose and motivation to continue pursuing their own individual enquiry.
MATERIALS PACK will contain:
• Three gauges of cotton warp thread
• A core selection of weft threads including: raphia, linens, hemp, cotton, paper, silks, fine wire
• Instructions of how to set up a frame
• Small pack of postcards
A materials pack in a Selvedge Tote bag will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.
NB: if you are not based in the UK, there will be an additional charge for the materials pack. Alternatively, you can use the materials and tools you have at home.
• Strong, simple frame – at least 45 x 30 cm (NOT a picture frame)
• Any of own threads that would like to use
• Small sharp scissors
• Household fork or tapestry bobbins if preferred
• Sewing needles
• Flat 6” Ruler (for separating warp threads)
• Sketchbook/ notebook
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
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