25 & 26 July 2020, Mixed-Media Flowers, Virtual Workshop with Lora Avedian
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Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2020, 10am - 1pm BST (London, UK)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by Lora Avedian
Lora is a London based multidisciplinary artist, who graduated with a Masters in Mixed Media Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2017. She depicts elements of narrative through textile and craft processes. Lora uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern artefacts, which look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall. She favours slow processes, focusing on short run and bespoke projects.
Lora’s work is grounded in history, inspired by antique textiles and folk costume, she often uses scrap and vintage materials to create her work. Lora has made couture textiles for interiors and fashion, through collaborations with companies such as The New Craftsmen, Barbican Centre and Howe. She has showcased her work at London Craft week and London Design Festival. She also runs workshops through-out the year in various locations in a variety of craft techniques.
Outline of the workshops
Learn how to create a floral composition using a combination of flat embroidery and relief flower making. Participants will first learn two of Lora’s signature hand embellishment techniques. Firstly, ‘Couching’, which is a hand embroidery technique Lora uses a lot, with a variety of materials in her work. Secondly pleating to create 3D petals which can be stitched onto the fabric to create a flower. They will then use these techniques to create their own mixed media floral composition.
At the end of the workshop participants will have a sampler of the techniques to keep as a reference, and a small composition on linen to take home, which can be used for a number of things, such as a cushion cover or wall hanging.
A materials pack in a Selvedge Tote bag will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. For those outside of the UK, a list of materials will be provided if it is not possible to send a material pack.
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