Mark Making with Free Motion Embroidery with Amanda McCavour

5-Days Monday – Friday, July 24-28, 2023

Learn the process of working with mixed media materials and water-soluble fabric in this mark making course. We will create free-form abstract ink drawings and then translate these pieces into stitch using water soluble fabric and a combination of materials. You will be encouraged to use a limited color palette of 2 colors to focus on marks, scale, and composition. We will work with machine and hand stitching to create these works, experimenting with a variety of techniques.

In this workshop students will make a range of samples that can be incorporated into quilts, mixed media pieces, and garments. The workshop will explore combining soft materials and layers to create new fabrics full of texture and line. I will generalize the procedure of using water soluble fabric so that knowledge can be applied to a variety of projects. The workshop will also present a discussion about mark making, expressive stitch, and creativity.

There is a $50 supply fee.

All Levels