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Grab some education – Textile Artist training
Us here at Mr X Stitch are fully behind the guys at Textile Artist….so we wanted to share their new offer – here’s what they have to say……
As we head into the final few months of 2019, we have an opportunity to end the year on a creative high, with clarity in your process and confidence in your artistic identity.
Former Chair of the renowned 62 Group of textile artists Sue Stone and our friends over at TextileArtist.org are releasing a series of free training videos for textile artists all about developing a system for experimenting with textiles. And we’re delighted to have the opportunity to share them with you!
Who are TextileArtist.org?
TextileArtist.org is run by Joe and Sam Pitcher, who are the sons of Sue Stone. Motivated by their mum’s passion and commitment to embroidery and mixed media, they started the site back in 2012 with the aim of producing world-class inspiration and education in the realm of textile art. TextileArtist.org provides a great creative safe space for its community members, of which there are over 60,000.
And what is the free training all about?
Making textile art isn’t always as simple as settling down with your tools and materials and hoping for the best.
If you want to make textile art that you’re proud of, using a visual vocabulary that feels authentic to you, you need to find a little clarity in your process.
Without clarity, how do you even make those first marks? There are so many possible avenues as a textile artist. So many exciting techniques. It can be confusing.
And a confused process leads to a confused visual identity!
Clarity in your process = Confidence in your visual vocabulary
What TextileArtist.org has learned from over 500 interviews is that most of the world’s most celebrated textile practitioners don’t rely purely on instinct or some elusive muse to strike – they have a system in place that brings a sense of clarity to their process.
And that clarity drives them forward and sets them free to push the boundaries of their techniques. And that’s how they develop a confident visual vocabulary that is theirs and theirs alone.
Video 1 (of 4) will help you take the first step towards a more inventive, more productive process by exploring a very simple concept. A concept that forms the basis of any successful system for experimentation.
It’s the same concept that transformed textile artist Sue Stone’s process when she came back to textile art after a 30-year break!
In the first video:
You’ll go ‘behind the scenes’ with Sue as she shows you how to put this concept into practice in the creation of textile art
You’ll discover how to challenge the preconceptions you have about creativity that may be holding you back
You’ll learn how to use the textile techniques you already know and the materials you already have to become more inventive as an artist
And by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be on the road to conquering procrastination, confusion and disappointment
By the way, the free video training series from TextileArtist.org will only be online for a limited time so make sure you don’t miss out!
We’re thrilled to give our endorsement to this training series – it could be just what you need to give your artistic practice a kickstart this new year! We’ll send you an email again in a few days when the next two videos are available.
All the best for a creative end to the year!
So, what do you think? Fancy a bit of free training? Go check it out, there is also some awesome offers – why not sign up for their newest course, about to be released – Exploring Texture & Pattern – the sign up for this goes live on the 11th of November 2019.
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'