Join us for a folk tales textile workshop at Stitching Kitchen in Brackley to learn Anne Kelly's unique and inspiring interpretation of folk and naive art in cloth. Using folk art motifs as inspiration, the aim is to produce a central image and a border of small block printed fabrics in the beginning of the session. These will then be collaged and added to with lace, ribbon and stitch.
Anne Kelly is a mixed media and textile artist, author and tutor living and working in the UK. Her richly layered and embroidered works are reminiscent of tapestries and have been applied to a variety of surfaces. She exhibits locally and internationally, often combining exhibitions with teaching. She's also the author of Textile Folk Art, a practical and inspirational guide to textile folk art from cultures all around the world, accompanied by step-by-step projects, published in 2018. From samplers to quilts in Europe, to tribal and nomadic cloth further afield in Mongolia and China, folk and traditional designs have played a crucial part in the development of textile art and craft.
All materials are provided but if you'd like, you can have a hunt through your collections to find folk art inspired fabrics, old embroidered snippets of tea cloths or handkerchiefs – also any images that inspire you. It’s also helpful to think about colours and choose some that you would like to work with on the day.
As always you will receive a warm welcome, a supportive atmosphere and a cuppa and cake. Bring along a packed lunch.