Stitched Animal Portraits with Jo Smith – 17th July 2021

Stitched Animal Portraits with Jo Smith – 17th July 2021

I can’t tell what a pleasure it is to be welcoming Jo to Hope and Elvis, I have long been a fan of Jo’s beautiful work and the stories behind the pieces. i am lucky to have a stitched mouse in the studio and also 2 stitched portraits that Jo kindly lent to us for our open studios last year that are still out for you to admire…. have a sneaky feeling this workshop is going to be pretty special!

about Jo Smith

Based on the East Coast, Jo is a textile artist, tutor, and an Embroiderers Guild Scholar whose work focuses primarily on the domestic environment and our relationships within it.

She is interested in all that makes us human – the little histories, personal stories, memories, emotions, and experiences – the connections we make and the traces we leave

Often triggered by small, seemingly insignificant events (such as a gift from the cat on a rainy evening), her work is firmly rooted in empathy, exploring loss and sorrow using a varied range of materials and media.

She has a BA(Hons) in Fine & Applied Art and an MA in Fine Art and is also a member of the contemporary textile groups Prism and SEW, her work has also been featured in the books ‘Stitch Stories’ and ‘Textile Art Around the World’.

Stitched Animal Portraits

Working from an image of a chosen creature or beloved pet we will be using a range of found materials and fabric to create a very individual and personal stitched portrait.  This could include items related to the animal – bells, bedding etc.

£90 includes all materials and 2-course lunch

1 day workshop that can be combined with 2nd Aug for a weekend.

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