Wire & Stitch Sculpture with Jo Smith – 18th July 2021

Wire & Stitch Sculpture with Jo Smith – 18th 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!


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’.

Wire & Stitch Sculpture –

Making a 3D wire animal using simple techniques and readily available household materials which will then be wrapped, bound, stitched and woven into.  Your creature will emerge with all its individuality and beauty embedded within.


£90 including all materials and 2 course lunch

perfect to combine with the workshop on the 1st aug , make a weekend of it!



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