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PAPER BIRD BOXES WITH JENNIFER COLLIER
Sat 25 February 2017, 11:00 – 17:00 GMT
A leader in the upcycling revolution in art and craft, Jennifer has been investigating the re-used and recycled since 1999. “Giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away,” is central to her practice.
Once books, maps, envelopes, wallpaper or scrap, the paper is transformed into textural forms. Like cloth it is stitched to construct three dimensional objects. The main technique employed will be stitch wit the papers that you bring serving as both the inspiration and the media for the bird boxes. To accentuate the fact the work is all stitched the project incorporates many different embroidery techniques into the work, such as the covered binding, button loops, covered buttons, Cathedral Squares, Bullion Roses, pleating and patchwork to transform a pile of beautiful papers into something truly unique.
On this course you will be creating a bespoke bird box to take away at the end of the day, complete with its own bird on its perch. All materials are provided but you may wish (and we recommend) to bring your own papers, such as maps, book pages, sheet music, old letters etc to personalise your bird box.
This course is suitable for all abilities, please email Emma with any dietry requirements or questions- firstname.lastname@example.org