‘Seascapes– print: collage: stitch’
Amanda Hislop is returning to Eau Brink Studio to teach us how to create a stitched collage in’ Seascapes – print: collage; Stitch’
Take an abstract view of sea and shore, a closer look at colour combinations and textures; explore through mark making and painterly print to create surfaces to fragment and place in simple collage arrangements to work with hand stitch.
During Seascapes- print: collage: stitch explore a restrained colour palette with line and texture working with a series of print blocks and mark making to develop personal language creating a selection of surfaces to fragment, overlay and develop. Explore surfaces created; abstract simplify fragment, rearrange. Think abstraction, work intuitively through a random system of placement creating highly individual arrangements of small abstract collages to work into with simple hand stitch.
Pritt stick type glue.
Needles for hand stitch
Basic sewing kit including schissors
A piece of white cotton or linen to use as a backing for collage (approximately ½ a metre to allow for flexibility in shape and size of work). Old pillow cases and sheeting are a good source.
A selection of threads in sea and shore colours. Less is more.
A number 12 round brush and a 2.5cm bristle brush. (do not worry if you do not have these as there are some available)
Apron and please wear old clothes or your art clothes.