You will require as your ground to work on throughout the workshop a piece of silk organza in white or ivory about 15cm x 1m…this can be pieced together as you go along if you want from smaller pieces.
Besides the cloth for this strip you will need:
Pieces of neutral cloth about 15 x 15cm or smaller which may include some of the following qualities;
Silk crepeline, organza, habotai, silk tulle,
sateen, wool, dupion, velvet, lawn…………. anything you have.
These again can be pieced together to make the size you want.
A small bag of found white fragments of cloth if you wish to make your work more personal such as lace, damask, hankies etc.
Different qualities of white/neutral thread;
(I bring 15 different types of thread for you to use at no charge.)
I will bring small quantities 40 x 40cm to purchase of the above cloth suggestions. (price depends on the quality)
And some organza strips 15cm x 1m which will be priced at. £3.50
Also a pack of fourteen qualities of neutral cloth 10 cm x 10 cm priced at £10
A small tambour frame if you like to work on one.
Small embroidery scissors.
A water or air erasable pen for cloth.
A portable light (optional)
A favourite leaf shape if you have. (optional)
Please, please don’t go and buy loads of stuff, it should fit into a shopping basket quite nicely. We can manage on very little……
Please see Full Requirements List under ‘Product Description Tab’.
Hand stitching has had somewhat of a renaissance
over the last five years, however, it has always
been an integral aspect of Amanda’s work and
process. She is concerned with challenging the
qualities of cloth and thread through explorations,
experiments and decisions that allow the piece to
emerge and develop over time. Cloth comes alive
when she is using the qualities of bias, edge, grain,
and transparency giving infinite possibilities. She
uses stitch to make a mark or connection, or to
construct. This creates a timeless piece that is intimate
and intensely personal.
Recently, a more defined process of working has
emerged and the pieces Amanda produces have
developed a fresh perspective. The sensitivity in which
Amanda challenges cloth and stitch has recently attracted
a series of projects exploring health issues.
Amanda is now working freelance after an enjoyable
and satisfying few decades working on Art
Foundation courses. Teaching has always gone
hand in hand with producing new work and at this
time she was involved with both ‘The 62 Group’
and ‘The Textile Study Group’ and is also a life
member of ‘The Embroiderers’ Guild’ .
Amanda likes to consider herself as an enthusiastic
teacher and responds to beginners and more experienced
‘stitchers’ with equal pleasure. Her primary
aim is for students to enjoy
their workshop experience
and to go away with an independent
work process with ideas to
develop, rather than a ‘resolved’
prescriptive piece of work.