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Do I Know You? A Focus on Faces

  • Maiwa Loft #6 - 1666 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)

With Sue Stone

$295 [Includes $45 lab fee] Class limit 14. Sep 12-13 (Wed-Thu) 10am-4pm.

In this workshop Sue will introduce students to working with faces and explain how to choose suitable images. The workshop will include a short digital presentation looking at the way diverse artists have represented the face. 

Students will begin a hand-stitched figurative study using simple techniques such as appliqué and a small hand-stitch vocabulary. Sue will guide students through quick and easy ways to get started and also share the simple processes she uses herself. 

The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to stamp your own personality onto your figurative work and have fun doing it. There will be

opportunities to use your own drawings or photographs as a starting point if you wish. For those who are worried about their drawing ability, Sue will provide some simple images as a guide from which to work. Sue will advise and guide participants individually on working with their imagery for future projects. This is a hand-stitch workshop suitable for all abilities.

Sue will also give a lecture.

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Sue Stone is a British artist who is best known for her figurative compositions that are both constructed textiles and poignant illustrations. Her work often features a fish, a symbol of her heritage (she is the daughter of a Grimsby fish merchant and a seamstress/tailor). Sue is a storyteller whose compositions combine multiple images of people, places, and times, alluding to a journey through life.

Sue returned to embroidery after a long career in clothing design and manufacture. Since 2006 her work has appeared worldwide in many magazines and books and has also been widely exhibited throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Pakistan, and Japan. Sue is the current Chair and an exhibiting member of the internationally renowned 62 Group of Textile Artists and a Fellow of the UK Society of Designer Craftsmen.