Summer School 2020

This year’s Summer School will be 19th to 21st June 2020 at Roffey Park Institute, Forest Road, Horsham RH12 4TB
Here are the details of the tutors and booking forms have been sent to each branch. Places are still available and please click here to contact us if you have any queries.

Tutor: Dorothy Tucker whose workshop is: ‘Land Parcels – Patched, Pieced and Stitched’
Step outside to explore and record a wealth of detail in a small parcel of land in the grounds of Roffey Park. We will mark out the arrangement of spaces, note changes in
sounds or textures and contrasts in light and shadow, record patterns given by plants or the wind, and search for the unexpected. Interpreting these ‘findings’ through layering
paper and fabrics, cutting away and stitching will lead into creating a patched, pieced and stitched textile which can be rolled or folded into a parcel.
Tutor: Cas Holmes whose workshop is: ‘Wild Garden’
A typical workshop starts with a practical session to experimenting mark-making and other colour application techniques that can be used in conjunction with found surfaces, followed by an exploration of methods used to join pieces together with adhesive mediums & stitch. Students will incorporate their own ideas and look at aspects of the design process including use of digital media and photography, as well as creating sketches, samples and notes for future reference. students will leave the course with a sound basis of processes and working samplers, or foundation pieces which they can continue to build on and develop.
Tutor: Kay Dennis whose workshop is: ‘Stumpwork – The Hedgerow’
Hedgerows are very much part of our British countryside and home to a huge variety of colourful flowers, fruits and insects making it a wonderful inspiration for a stumpwork embroidery.
Over the weekend we will make various flowers, berries, leaves and insects using traditional stumpwork techniques and simple embroidery and needlelace stitches. Students can choose to make a more simpler version with less flowers and berries.

Click here to download the booking form and the photographs used on it are copyrighted.

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