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Neo Pattern and Decoration in Embroidery

Tutor Mary Brown

Mon 15 and Tue 16  January 2018 10.00am to 3.30pm  

Venue 76 Queen St Concord West 
Fees Members $150     Non-Members $180
Fees due by  Thu 30 November 2017

The title of this workshop is derived from the Pattern & Decoration Movement in Visual Arts in America in the 1970s and 80s. The artists in this movement were young and had been studying Western and non-Western art history in their degree programmes. The latter was to strongly influence their personal aesthetics. They were inspired by, for example, abstract patterns on non-Western textile arts and the interiors and exteriors of Islamic architecture. They referenced the crafts of embroidery and beading. They were intent on breaking down the divide between fine art and craft. Pre-workshop, do google such artists as Miriam Schapiro, Joyce Kozloff, Kim MacConnel, Robert Kushner. 

The aim of this two day workshop is to have all participants leave with a patterned design to embroider, a colour palette and samples of stitches to possibly use. Participants will be encouraged to consider using disparate patterns together with a plethora of inspirational material, but also bring your own images to the workshop. For those who are interested in repeat patterns, these will be demonstrated.  

A requirements list will be sent out to enrolled participants a few weeks before Summer School.   

Enrol in this Class
You can book a place in this class by
contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some classes will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All class bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.