Form, function and beauty
with with Catherine Nicholls
Buildings ancient or modern, fences, gates, towers, tiles, furniture and all the other useful creations of humankind are our inspiration for this 3 day workshop.
We will start with a day spent creating prints on fabric using thickened dye and paints. Students will then be guided through the process of developing their own designs inspired by man-made structures.
Monoprints, screen prints, carved block prints and prints made with found objects will be the raw materials for composing exciting textile pieces. Whole cloth, cut up as feature fabric or inspiring an original composition – your prints will be used to produce unique textile masterpieces.
All dyes and paints will be provided for a small lab fee – details to come with the supply list.
Catherine Nicholls will offer an evening PowerPoint presentation, open to the public, on Monday October 6th: “Gathering Inspiration – Working in Sketchbooks”.
There will be an opportunity for the public to see some of her work on display during the week. Call Sorrento Centre for details closer to the date.
CATHERINE NICHOLLS lives and works near Vancouver, B.C. and is inspired by the natural world, her travels and the people she meets. Stories, legends and the history of people, place and culture provide her with the creative raw materials for themed exhibitions in North America and abroad.
Catherine’s life revolves around painting, drawing, surface design, machine and hand quilting and working with paper and fabric in any way possible! She spent many years running her own interior design business and then made the jump to textiles. Catherine holds qualifications in Patchwork and Quilting from City and Guilds and currently tutors City and Guilds online courses with DesignMatters. She enjoys teaching textile and mixed media workshops wherever they might be! Her work travels the globe with the exhibiting textile group “SiX” and with Mettler Threads whose products she endorses. She loves words and writing them down, and is one third of thr3fold, the journal of creative vision.