We're half way into the 10 week Autumn courses for the repeat of Exploring Textiles and the addition of Exploring Textiles 2. There are many committed and creative participants and it's lovely to see how their artwork is developing.
Exploring Textiles 2 combines mixed media collage in the first half of the term, coupled with felted, woven wall hangings in the second half. So far the mixed media collage has been explored and I'm so delighted and inspired by the process and results.
We've been developing techniques learnt during the Exploring Textiles courses that ran in the Spring and Summer. We started off with handmade papermaking, then experimented with further monoprinting and wax resist. After that we looked at paper and fabric collage, as well as stitch. The completed pieces are a mixture of all these results, with ideas being explored to decide what to include and to see how the composition and hanging will take shape.
We're having a break for a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to the next stage, making the woven and felted wall hangings. As well as the slideshow below, you can see a selection of images on the Gallery page, along with overall work in progress.
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