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Events

Collect Open 2018
Feb
22
to Feb 25

Collect Open 2018

Emily Jo Gibbs is delighted to be making a new body of work for Collect Open 2018.

Concerned about the position of making in the hierarchy of skills we value as a society and how this is exacerbated by the decline of making in schools, Emily is making a series of seven portraits of contemporary makers through the tools they use, to reflect how proud she is to be a member of this creative community.

This new body of work has been created to celebrate the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things, recognising the value of clever hands in an increasingly digital and cerebral age.

“ I’m interested to learn which tools different makers really value and to represent with stitch the different materials and the wear and repair and modification. I’m stitching all kinds of tools from Maiko Dawson’s tiny Japanese scissors to Sebastian Cox’s CNC machine: I am interested in the variety.” EJG

The starting point for this work began whilst working on a collaborative project with Bridget Bailey in 2016, exploring the idea of portraits and looking at depicting the person through their workspace and tools. 

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Textile still lifes with a nature theme
Jul
1
to Jul 4

Textile still lifes with a nature theme

Working from sticks or cuttings in pots and jam jars create a delicate textile collage using layering and hand stitch.

With an emphasis on really looking at the subject, studying shape, colour, shadows and refraction and using drawing and photography to experiment with composition, build an appliqué.

Use long and short stitches to bring your work to life with texture and colour.

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Course - Textile pictures with silk organza and hand stitch
Oct
29
to Nov 1

Course - Textile pictures with silk organza and hand stitch

Learn how to create delicate textile pictures using silk organza and hand stitch interpreting a portrait or still life subject. Play with colour combining layers of organza and use different hand embroidery stitches, including running stitch, stab-stitch, couching and french knots to bring your work to life with texture and colour.

More info and booking here: https://www.westdean.org.uk

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Fair - Made Marylebone
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Fair - Made Marylebone

1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ

THE VENUE – One Marylebone is a stunning former church designed by Sir John Soane. With sweeping staircases, incredible chandeliers and light and spacious characterful rooms, it’s the perfect backdrop for showcasing high end craft and design.

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