Oxford Summer School

Shoreline: colour placement with hand stitch

Friday 9th August 2024 for 1 day — Cost: £60

Tutor: Amanda Hislop

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A taster day working intuitively with painted cloth and a selection of materials provided to make a small painted and hand stitched piece reflecting the colours of the shoreline. Explore colours of the sea and shore with assembled cloth, paper, and thread fragments; create a shoreline view suggesting land sea and sky or explore an abstract assemblage of the materials supplied to work with line and texture with simple hand stitching.

Suitable for those who enjoy the challenge of intuitive experimentation, exploration and extension of creative boundaries who have an open mind and a desire to explore. Amanda will guide you through intuitive development of your work with the support of inspirational resources in the form of personal sketchbooks and examples of her work.

Please bring the following

  • A small piece of cotton or linen cloth to use as a ground for stitching (approx. 25 x 25 cm as a guide)
  • Needles for hand sewing
  • Sewing kit, pins, scissors
  • A selection of threads in sea and shoreline colours and neutrals; less is more!
  • A no 12 round brush and 2.5cm Langnickel bristle brush or similar for painting (brushes will be available to use if you wish)
  • Pritt stick type glue
  • Apron/overall, please wear suitable clothing
  • A sketchbook/notebook for working notes and ideas

Materials costs to students: £4

Your Tutor will bring samples and sketchbooks to use as starting points for ideas:-

  • Papers to colour; wet strength tissue, tea bag paper
  • Cotton sheeting for painting
  • Cloth scraps (include coloured and sari silk)
  • Threads for texture and stitch
  • Cotton scrim
  • Acrylic paint
  • Box of brushes/ water pots/paint palettes