Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Workshops on Jersey - part the second . . .

 A fabulous double print on the page of an old book.

 The third one day workshop at The Harbour Gallery on Jersey was a fast paced version of The Journey. The group worked really hard and produced some fabulous designs. The Journey is a design exercise I developed when I wrote, developed and taught the 4 year version of Experimental Textiles in what seems another lifetime ago.

I have taught this exercise as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. It always gets great results. It is also in my book Experimental Textiles, named after my course.
 
 
 The 7 Journeys all lined up together.

 
 2 sections taken from the 7 Journeys hanging on the wall.

 
We also played with the 'expanded' exercise that I love. Great for getting students to look at 'the spaces in between'.

Taking sections from The Journeys with 'L' shapes and tracing paper.
Creating original designs.

Starting to cut the printing blocks from the designs.

I use self adhesive foam and foam core board to make my blocks. They last for several years if you treat them right.

 
 The printing block is on the right and the print is on the left.

Playing with the printing block.

A new block and the first prints - fabulous.

 From 1 design you 2 printing blocks, the positive and negative.
This image show both blocks printed.

A wonderful selection of prints.

I was very pleased with what this group produced in just one day. Particularly as it was the last face to face workshop I will be teaching for a while. It was so good to be back on Jersey again. There is so much to see and do, and of course, it is always good to spend time with Pat Robson, the force behind The Harbour Gallery.

The Journey is now part of my new 6 month online version of Experimental Textiles. Have look if you are interested. experimentaltextiles.com  and www.sonas-studio.com/html/experimental_textiles

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Wonderful colours, shapes and lines at one of the local bays.

I am starting to get bookings for my Look. Draw. Stitch Weekend Retreats. 
The January weekend is already booked and there are bookings coming in for June and September. There will be a maximum of 6 for each weekend so I can work with everyone individually. You make up your own group or book individually. You could even make it part of a longer holiday and bring your partner if you fancy. If you would like more information about these weekend with me in Ireland - have a look here. kimthittichai.com

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Hello Jill - 2 more sleeps . . . 
Hi Diana, hope is well, love to you both.
Hi Tod - will ring later in the week, love you. x

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