Please join us for our November Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Expressive Stitches: A ‘no-rules’ guide to creating original textile art by Jan Dowson.
Discover Jan’s unique sketchbook process, where she stores and collects natural items, and explores different patterns, textures, media, and markings to cultivate her final design. See her simple yet effective methods for transforming her fabric for stitching, including dyeing, embellishing, and stamping. Then, watch her transform an unassuming square of fabric into a contemporary piece of art brimming with color, texture, and extraordinary stitched markings – all made through the combination of traditional sewing techniques and other media.
Following a fascinating, illustrated step-by step chapter on Jan’s key techniques, join her as she takes you through the stages of three types of work for which she is most renowned – the stitched landscape, the memory cloth, and the bird sculpture. Each project also includes a breakdown of the materials, tools, and techniques used, so that can understand as well as see the development of her astounding, mixed-media creations. Throughout the book, a gallery of Jan’s work complements her techniques and projects, showing how to truly push the limits on your stitcheries. These are stunning pieces that will open your eyes and turn your own creative concepts into original, personal work.
Register to receive the Zoom meeting link and join us via computer, tablet, or phone. See you there!