Rocks and stone in all shapes, forms, textures, and colors are an infinite source of inspiration. Perhaps surprisingly, synthetic materials are excellently suited to capture the cracks, columns, edges, erosion, and elevation of stone. And as it happens, the combination with freehand machine stitching and hand stitching is a match made in heaven. The approach works, whether we concentrate on a detail in a rock, or the surface of a cliff. Whether you prefer to work figuratively or prefer a more abstract approach.
In this 2-day workshop by inspiring mixed-media artist Isabelle Wiessler, you will be creating many samples, showing many different techniques. We will work with: kunin felt, Tyvek, painted bondaweb, Mull, water-soluble fabrics, and other materials. You will also have the opportunity to work with an embellisher.
The art quilts of Isabelle Wiessler caught our immediate attention at the Quilt Festival Noord Groningen 201b. The work of the French mixed-media artist (who now lives in Germany) stood out because of how she uniquely captures the essence of the structures, shapes, and colors of rocks and stone surfaces in textile images. Just as her use of unusual materials and sophisticated stitching techniques is striking. That is why we invited Isabella Wiessler into our Spotlight on-series, to come and teach a workshop at DIY Textiles School.
Interview met Isabelle Wiessler (in het Duits)
Inschrijven tot 6 november
woensdag, donderdag 20 & 21 november 2019
Engels (maar Nederlands vertaling mogelijk)
10.00 – 16.00 uur. Er is een lunchpauze.
DIY Textile School
Tussen de Bogen 36
1013 JB Amsterdam
€ 240,00 inclusief btw
Inclusief koffie en thee. Cursisten nemen hun eigen lunch mee.