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Creative Machine Embroidery with Rosie James (9 - 10 March 2019)

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Phoenix Brighton

10-14 Waterloo Place

Brighton

BN2 9NB

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This is a two day course in which you will learn how to set up your machine and how to stitch on different surfaces, including cloth and paper. We will explore how to make different kinds of mark with the sewing machine. Starting with drawing, from life or photographs, and then transferring those drawings onto cloth. We will be playing with scale and colour through the use of appliqué.

Over the two days you will build up a collection of samples of different techniques as a resource for your future use when stitching at home. You will also put together all you have learned to create a final stitched drawing which could be stretched over a frame to hang on the wall or made into a bag or cushion.

It is best if you can bring your own sewing machine as you need to learn how it works, but there will a couple available for you to use if you don’t have one.

Costs: £90
Days: 1 weekend
Times: 11:30 - 17:30
Dates: 9 - 10 March
Room: Red
Maximum: 10

Rosie James is a Textile Artist living and working in Kent, UK. She has a BA Hons Textiles degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design and an MA in Textiles from Goldsmith College London.

Rosie started off with a small business making dyed and screen printed fabrics, scarves, ties, cushions etc, but once she discovered that she could use the sewing machine to draw with, she found herself doing less print and began creating larger and more one off pieces. Her first stitched drawing was of a group of friends at a beach hut party in Kent. This piece won the Bentliff Museum and Art Gallery prize in 2008 and spurred her on to do more. She decided to turn her focus away from her friends (much to their relief) and thus began an obsession with people watching. People and crowds became her focus and particularly specific groups in particular places, such as art galleries or tourist spots. She gets in amongst them with her camera and then translates these photos into drawings and then stitches them using an old Bernina and black thread.

Rosie has exhibited her work all over the world and has large-scale pieces in hotels and museums in the UK and the USA. Rosie has published a book called “Stitch Draw” which illustrates and demonstrates her techniques. http://www.rosiejames.com

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