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Programme for Architecture Week 23rd February - 2nd March 2018

A week full of laughter and stitching, here are a couple of comments from participants of previous courses, together with images of their work:-

"I've really enjoyed the week, thanks for your excellent advice, it's been wonderful."

"What a lovely week - you have given me new confidence and inspiration. Thank you."

Saturday

Visit the beautiful 13th century church St. Just in Roseland which ancient legend says is the spot where Joseph of Arimathea came ashore with Jesus. A spot of lunch and back to the studio for some design.

If you have visited the church before I am happy to spend the whole day on design and beginning projects and we can pop into Mevagissy for lunch and a walk round.

If the weather is nice, you might also like to have a stroll down to the Bodrugan's beach for a breath of fresh air.

Sunday

Complete initial designs and start printing backgrounds on paper and fabric.

Make a selection of printing blocks to use with paints, gesso and fimo to give the effect of stone and plaster and floor tiles. Perhaps you could also try painting directly onto fabric as shown in these buildings from the Stitch Wantage project.

Monday

Use a soldering iron and heat gun to distort, cut and layer manmade fabrics. Experiment with plastics In these samples fabrics cut with the soldering iron have been used for book covers based on the stained glass design work above. Art Deco photos from New York and a small casket inspired by Islamic arches. Quilted plastic bag with Islamic mosaics.

Tuesday

Free to explore St. Austell, St. Ives and maybe Tate St. Ives, Eden Project or continue working in the studio.

Wednesday

Expand and experiment with traditional patchwork techniques such as cathedral windows, prairie points and trapunto and use as starting points for embroidery.

Thursday

You will probably be stitching your own project by now, either by hand or machine, but if you want to look at a final technique then we can explore making 3 dimensional tassels based on architectural forms.

Friday

Depart with Sketchbooks, Samples and Ideas!