Textiles Art Techniques: Next Steps with Jessica Grady
Textiles Art Techniques Workshop
This course has been designed to follow on from the initial textile techniques course, and will build on a variety of hand embroidery, embellishment and drawing skills. However this course is also a brilliant starting place to begin your creative textile journey and is suitable for all abilities.
The sessions all interlink and follow on, but you can also book sessions 1-3 as separate stand alone classes.
Mark-making on Paper and Fabric
Monday 2nd September: 10.30-12.30 - 2 hours
This first session will look at further mark-making ideas on fabric and paper. Techniques will include preparing fabric backgrounds to be worked into, collage techniques to add texture to papers, and also working with gouache, acrylic and paint mediums.
Collage Patterns - Design for Textile Print
Monday 9th September: 10.30-12.30 - 2 hours
This session will use the prepared papers and fabrics from the first session. Jessica will show you her process of designing fabric patterns from these surfaces by using collage, cutting and manipulating materials and adding further details with hand embroidery. Each participant can choose to make 2 final designs which Jessica will take away to be scanned and turned into your own unique digitally printed fabric, which will be worked into on the last session.
Heat Techniques and Handcrafted Embellishments
Monday 23rd September: 10.30-12.30 - 2 hours
This session is all about exploring fabric techniques involving heat processes such as melting fabrics, adding foil and flock with stencils and foil adhesive and playing with puff binder. Jessica will show you how to enhance these ideas with further embellishment concepts including free-form appliqué and trapped components.
Print, Stitch and Embellish
Monday 30th September: 10.30-13.30 - 3 hours
In this session each participant will receive their own digitally printed fabric designs - printed on high quality cotton canvas fabric. Using a combination of techniques from previous sessions including; foiling areas, adding layered fabrics on top and embroidery and embellishments - you can enhance your own fabric design to crate a unique piece of textile art.
Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist who works from her studio in Leeds with the assistance of her studio cat Spencer the tabby! She create colourful and highly tactile textiles and sculptures that utilise many recycled and waste materials. She also teaches workshops and courses across the country to schools, private groups and organisations. Jessica’s work has been sold and exhibited across the UK and Europe and she is also a Crafts Council Directory maker. She was awarded the Embroiderers Guild Scholar award in 2018 for her textile practice.