Granary Studio

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Drawing with Stitch, Personal Development

Drawing with Stitch, Personal Development


July 16, 2024 - December 17, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Drawing with Stitch, Personal Development. Rachel Johnston is the tutor for this course. For more information about Rachel, please visit her website


Drawing with Stitch, Personal Development is a 6 monthly session course which aims to take a critical and discursive view of textiles as an art form. Students will need to bring an image or series of potential images or objects to work from. (though this may develop over time). We will work with the idea of ‘stitch drawing’ as a starting point for discussion and exploring ideas.

We will begin by preparing grounds. Using dye and simple techniques for colouring cloth with the aim of creating a palette of fabrics to work with. Drawing exercises will help to develop ideas and imagery. Over the weeks we will focus on the ways that an image might be translated using stitch, collage with cloth and the addition of other materials. Working in series to really dig down into the nature of both cloth and image. You will aim to make around 5 small pieces that challenge and develop your personal language.

Over the weeks students will continue to experiment outside the sessions and we will make time at each meeting to discuss work as a group. Talks and contextual discussion will also be part of this process.

Dates, please take careful note

Dates for the course are as follows 16/07/24, 13/8/24, 17/9/24, 15/10/24, 12/11/24, 17/12/24


Drawing with Stitch, Personal Development fee is £480. A non-refundable deposit of half the fee, £240 should be paid to secure your place and the balance should be paid two weeks before the starting session.


Each day will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Tea coffee and biscuits are available throughout each day, but you should bring your own lunch as there is no shop in the village.

A list of B and B ‘s  in the village is available on request. Some of these people only do B and B for my students

Requirements  This course is aimed at students with some experience who are keen to share and discuss ideas as well as explore techniques. Students will need to bring source materials to start from and be prepared to try new approaches!

Materials Fee      £20 each for 6 sessions

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