Don't look for new landscapes, use new eyes to see what is already there.   Gerald Causse

In this workshop we will spend 4 days exploring textile techniques and design activities all inspired by landscape. Your favorite landscape might be a distant and sweeping panorama or the up-close and personal view from your kitchen window. Your landscape may be realistic or impressionistic.

We will be working with horizon lines, seascapes, distant vistas and more immediate views in our design activities and explorations in design on paper. Then exploring a series of textile techniques to bring those design ideas to life. On fabric we will be working with Procion dye to paint and print, using wax as a resist along with drawing and stitch to create detail.

Students are welcome to approach this workshop as a series of samples and explorations or work with intention towards a goal. As always design will form a big part of our study and samples often have a way of coming together to create a unique textile masterpiece.

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Bio: Quilt- Embroidery-Mixed Media-Painting-Art Cloth-Drawing-Stitch

Catherine lives and works in Gibsons, B.C. and draws inspiration from the natural world, her travels and the people she meets along the way. Stories, legends and the history of people, place and culture are the creative raw materials for themed exhibitions worldwide.

Catherine’s work is developed through painting, drawing and collage in sketchbooks. This careful planning and exploration of ideas allows a more liberated and intuitive approach when it comes to fabric, paint and mixed media techniques. She works on paper and fabric with discharge, dyeing, drawing, painting and printing. Textile pieces are then densely quilted either by hand or machine and often both. The traditional embellishments of buttons are a common feature, as are more innovative concepts on fabric like paint or pen and ink.

Catherine has exhibited in North America and Europe individually and as a member of SiX and is one third of thr3fold journal, “the journal of creative vision” and various pieces tour Europe on an ongoing basis. Teaching forms part of her daily life, with workshops in locations around the world, she also offers “ local” workshops in patchwork and quilting techniques, sketchbooks and journaling, life drawing, design and other passions.

So dig out those pictures you’ve been saving of rolling hills, jagged mountains, misty seascapes or any view where the earth meets the sky - they will be a wonderful starting place.

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