Claire Wellesley-Smith workshop
Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, researcher and writer based in West Yorkshire. She specialises in projects that use local, natural colour, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. Cloth, dye and stitch are then used as carriers of the natural and social history of place. She is a highly experienced tutor who works on long-term community projects about wellbeing, arts and health, and heritage, in higher education, and at venues around the UK and internationally. Her books, Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art (2015) and Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art (2021) are published by Batsford.
Stitching Connection is a three-day workshop based around Claire’s recent book, Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art. Each day has a focus – Beginning / Connection / Resilience and is based around a series of prompts helping you to develop a personal stitching practice. During the workshop you will make a series of stitched and pieced samples that can lead to a more resolved pieces of work. Claire has been working on a daily textile practice, her Stitch Journal, since 2013 and will share some of her experience of this.
3 day Workshop
10 - 4.30
includes all materials & refreshments - please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site as well as an award winning farm shop.