When: Saturday, April 18th 2015, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:00
Cromarty Textile Weekend
During this experimental, hands-on textile weekend you will be introduced to a range of textile dye and print and painting techniques on natural (silk/cotton) and man-made (polyester) fabrics. These workshops are suitable for total beginners, no experience is necessary, just an interest in playing with colour and learning new techniques. Participants may undertake individual days or the whole weekend.
Day 1: Tray/jar dyeing and fabric painting techniques
Using folding and twisting techniques, wrapping and bundling and a combination of colours you'll produce random and exciting hand dyed samples. These include a 30 x 90 cm length of silk as well as a range of small cotton samples and silk samples for use in other textile projects.
Day 2: Heat transfer printing techniques
An introduction to the easy and fun process of heat-transfer printing. You will prepare your own painted and collaged designs to print onto polyester fabric and you can experiment with techniques such as overprinting and use of resists. You will make a range of small and colourful samples which can be framed or used in other textile projects
All materials will be provided - fabric, paper, dyes etc.
Recommend that you bring a note/sketchbook
Cost of the weekend workshop is £100 which includes lunch both days.
Numbers are limited so advance booking is essential
Morag Tweedie is an Orkney-based mixed-media and textile artist who explores themes and takes inspiration from the landscape, the weather as well as buildings, plants and bird life in Orkney and more widely in Scotland. Using a range of media, printing, drawing and stitch on paper and fabric, images are built to create a rich and decorative surface. Recurring motifs such as a glove or shards of pottery are evident within many pieces.
Trained in Printed Textiles at Glasgow School of Art, Morag worked as a textile designer based in London until moving to Orkney in 1980. For the last 16 years she worked, as a tutor and Curriculum Leader in Art and Design at Orkney College. In August 2013 she left this work and is now working as a full-time artist, a tutor in textiles well as undertaking two periods of design consultation in Lesotho, Southern Africa and attending Arts Festivals in Scotland.
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