Date And Time

Wed, October 14, 2020
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM BST

An exploration of using voids and empty or negative space in creating textile art.

About this workshop

An informal workshop, hosted by Jane Grimshaw as part of the Virtual Thread workshops.

Jane is a costume maker for theatre and film based on the coast in Southern England. She has made sewing her livleyhood since the early 1990’s and has taught costume making and sewing for over 25 years. She is now applying much of the decorative knowladge gained over the years to these textile craft workshops.

In this workshop we will be exploring the use of voids and empty or negative spaces when creating textile art.

Negative space definition: The space around and between the subject of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.

This workshop is small and intimate, maximum of 15 students, and attendees are encouraged to create their own piece during the evening.

To fully participate in this workshop you will need

* an embroidery hoop

* a piece of plain fabric large enough to fit in your hoop

* embroidery threads in a variety of complimentary colours

* hand sewing needles with a large eye

* Pencil and paper