Monday, January 25, 2016

Student samples of free-motion stitching at a recent workshop



Some thread-sketching...

We had some fun at the workshop on Sunday in Cruthú Studio, Claregalway. A group of eager participants were introduced to a number of techniques to use in their textile work:
  • finding inspiration
  • developing ideas in sketchbooks
  • free-motion machine stitching
  • fusible appliqué
  • foil appliqué
  • soluble fabric
The above are some of the stitch samples produced, and I sincerely hope they found the class useful in helping them begin to find their own visual language so that they create unique textile artwork.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Creative Textile Art

Upcoming workshop at Cruthú Studio in Claregalway

On Sunday 24th from 14.00 to 18.00 I will teach a workshop in Creative Textile Art. In this class I will share with you ideas, prompts, tools, materials and techniques to help you develop your own style of textile art. I will introduce you to my making process and resources so that you can take these basic skills and begin your own creative journey to making textile art that is meaningful for you. 

I hope this introduction to textile art will provide you with the encouragement to explore fabric and stitch as a means of personal expression.

Give me a call on 087 6193870 or email me for further details. 

Remember, for updates on this and other workshops, give my Facebook page (Ester Kiely, Textile Artist) a like!