Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 2023, Textile Jewellery with Yasmine Dabbous
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14:00 - 17:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Hosted on Zoom by Yasmine Dabbous
Yasmine's eclectic textile jewellery could almost be mistaken for precious antique pieces. Made by hand using a combination of different textile techniques to weave, crochet, wrap and plait threads, fibres and fabric, Yasmine creates jewellery that is bold yet delicate and intimately intertwined with colour and texture.
Yasmine is a visual culture artist and researcher from Beirut, Lebanon. She is the founder of Kinship Stories, a line of tribal art necklaces revolving around values, stories and craftsmanship. Yasmine is also one of the two women behind Espace Fann, a Beirut-based creative. Through her work, Yasmine fuses interdisciplinary methodologies and mediums to create pieces combining travel, storytelling, collage, and fibre art.
Outline of the workshop
The workshop will begin with an introduction to the medium of textile jewellery. Participants will then be led to create a collage, exploring materials, stories, and the importance of mixing materials and techniques to make textile jewellery. Yasmine will provide an overview of textile jewellery mediums (embroidery, weaving, beaded embroidery, crochet and knitting) as well as guide you through thinking about design and the role of fabric colour and texture. The second session of the workshop will focus on practice exercises and making your own piece of textile jewellery.
A material pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop containing:
- Embroidery flosses of different colours
- Decorative items, including beads, sequins, small hoops and buttons
- Earring and pendant ends
- Thin and thick ropes
- Two pieces of plain fabric
- Bits and pieces of contemporary patterned fabrics
- Masking tape
In addition, participants will need to provide:
Students will additionally be recommended to get a home-found metal centrepiece and extra fabric and beads of their liking. This will ensure that students will end up with customised pieces that carry their own signatures.
Please note: material packs are shipped on an insured, trackable delivery service. Any customs duties, delays, lost or undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the customer. Once a material packs leaves the workshop tutors' hands with a tracking number, the seller has no further obligation to the buyer.
Workshop cancellation policy
All places reserved on workshops are non-refundable. However, if you let us know you cannot make the workshop you have booked at least two week's in advance of the workshop, we can offer a credit note.
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