Mandy Pattullo trained as a Surface Pattern and Textile Designer and now works from an attic studio in a converted manse in rural Northumberland.
"I treasure the old and worn, refashioning vintage textiles into new collages which are embellished with stitch and appliqué. I re-cycle and reuse very old and often disintergrating materials which have been passed on or discarded. I particularly like to cut up and unpick utility patchworks and quilts made by women in domestic settings. I consciously relate to the thrift and ‘make- do and mend” culture of past times as well as folk art traditions and techniques.My collages, large wall quilts and garments bring together precious fragments to form evocative compositions. The viewer is forced to re-examine fabrics that have become flawed through wear and tear, to find in them a new beauty"
This course is about creating a stitched map based on your memory of a place or journey or walk. It might be somewhere from your childhood that has changed or that you can not revisit or it might be a mapping of a walk you do now ( like my walk through the cemetery to the allotment).
It is not about trying to stitch a conventional map but about working out what is important to you and what you want to remember. Mandy will give you some advice on how to prepare before the course starts and on the day will help you prioritise what is important in your mapping memory and how to plan it out and transfer your ideas on to old linen. Appropriate stitches will be discussed, how using applique can add depth and Mandy will demonstrate different techniques for incorporating words into your memory map.
1 day workshop
10am - 4.30pm
£95 includes all materials & refreshments - please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two cafes on site or the award winning farm shop.