Fabric Collage Brooches with Sue Shields
About the event
Associated with the ‘Wool Works’ exhibition which opened at Craft NI Gallery on July 7, this workshop will be lead by practitioner Sue Shields.
In this full day workshop, using black wool felt as a base, participants will create a fabric collage brooch, with appliquéd additions, finished with hand embroidery. All materials will be supplied, including a range of templates (or you can design your own!), prepared fabrics, threads and a range of suitable embellishments.
Please bring an HB pencil, small scissors, pins, needles and tweezers.
Participants: (Maximum 10) (Not suitable for under 16)
Please note: you will need to brig your own lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.
Where is it taking place?
115 – 119 Royal Avenue,
When is it taking place?
Thursday August 4th, 10am to 4pm
Do you need to book?
About August Craft Month with Craft NI
This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.
About Wool Works:
‘Wool Works’ is an exhibition of contemporary textile design spearheaded by Co. Down professor Jane McCann. The Northern Irish textile expert brought together Welsh, Finnish and Northern Irish textile artists who have been working together since 2001.
The theme of the exhibition is wool and the way traditional motifs and techniques can be reinterpreted in a contemporary setting, embracing links between the cultural heritages of Wales, Ireland and Finland. The exhibits include unique hand-woven tapestries, woollen blankets, framed textile art, one-of-a-kind accessories and garments such as Irish style workwear jackets or house coats (with some of these unique pieces available for sale), and highlight techniques such as felting, free stitching, digital embroidery, knitting, hand weaving and plant dying.
Participating makers have used sustainable materials such as Cambrian and Finnish wool, indigo dyed Merino wool, Irish bainin tweed and Donegal yarns in the works. Professor McCann is passionate about the potential of wool and an advocate of its increasing use in the textile industry. She believes that this unique material deserves to be celebrated and highlighted alongside linen and other sustainable textiles.
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