Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Workshop with Gwen Hedley

I went to Broadlands Art Centre this weekend for a workshop with Gwen Hedley. Gwen challenged us to join pieces of fabric and paper without using stitch. We used staples, wire, sticks, gromets, paper fasteners etc to join our pieces together, then we embellished with thread and beads, but no stitching! Lots of weaving and wrapping though. I did loads of samples to try to help remember as many methods as possible - none of my pieces are finished yet. The piece on the left used grommets, paper fasteners, beaded wire and staples. The one on the right has staples, paper fasteners and tooth picks. There are more photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmaemmeline/sets/72157604347506009/


verobirdie said...

uhuh, this is exiting! I would have loved it.
Do you know Connections by Jean Littlejohn and Jane Beaney? I think you would love it.

Connie said...

what a great class, Wendy. i loved all the flickr pictures - what a challenge!
your garage studio looks like it is going to be fabulous!

Diana said...

very interesting results...and aninteresting challenge not to use stitch. I am seeing Gwen at a workshop in May.

Wendy Coyne said...

Gwen is an lovely tutor, she is kind and patient and sharing. And has great techniques to share. She is at the top of my list along with Jan and Jean, Maggie Grey and Pauline Verrinder.