Wednesday 8 & Wednesday 15 November 2023, Subtlety in Woven Tapestry with Sue Lawty
Hosted on Zoom, by Sue Lawty
Please note this is a Masterclass for Intermediate/Advanced Level participants
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 in London where she held a year-long residency. Prestigious Artist Research Fellowships include Smithsonian Museum, USA and the University of Leeds. The book 'Earth Materials' was published in 2017 about her work.
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. The aim is to develop a heightened sensibility to subtle textural distinctions through the investigation of structure, mark, movement, rhythm, interval, tone, and scale.
Personalised tuition and exchange across the two sessions is designed to encourage increased rigour and critical awareness in each individual’s own practice. Participants will leave filled with greater confidence and motivation to continue pursuing their own unique individual enquiry.
This event will consist of free access to the Meet the Maker talk with Sue Lawty on her fine work, followed by a workshop.
- Your own selection of warp threads, ideally three different gauges
- Any of your own weft threads that would like to use e.g. twines, raphia, linen, hemp, ramie, cotton, paper, silk, hand spun/hand dyed wools, fine wire, old clothes torn into thin strips
- Strong, simple frame – at least 45 x 30 cm. (NOT a picture frame). No nails
- Small sharp scissors
- Household fork or tapestry bobbins (whichever you like to use)
- Sewing needles & thread
- Flat 6” Ruler or thin lath of wood (for separating warp threads)
- Sketchbook/ notebook
Please note: there are no kits delivered for this workshop.
The workshop will not be recorded.
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