The collage is a technique of art where you glue different elements to build something new (frz. coller = glue). There can be used parts of newspaper, magazines, ribbons, coloured paper, photos, fabrics etc.
In this workshop we will use the technique of the collage and will also use plastic bags, papers and transparent synthetic fabrics. The different materials will be layered, sewn and later penetrated with a heat tool. Also a soldering iron will be used to learn the different effect it has on the material.
You also will learn how to use silkscreening with a thermofax screen.
The collage is a technique of art where you glue different elements to build something new (frz. coller = kleben). There can be used parts of newspaper, magazines, ribbons, coloured paper, photos, fabrics etc.
For this workshop you can choose a personal theme, like different times of the year, fairy tales, poems, literature, landscape, musique, family, women, men, childhood, politics or just let the colours inspire you. Collect everything that matches your theme.
The fabrics will be layered in the collage and you can integrate small pieces of paper, stamps, images from magazines.
We also will do a image transfer from paper (laser prints) to fabric and use silkscreening and embroidery.
Monoprint and Raw-Edge Collage
First we will develope some monoprinted fabrics and can decorate some parts with metallic foil – these will be used later for our quilt.
The next step is to make a patchwork with commercial fabrics and handdyed fabrics (you have had in your atelier for a long time) together with the monoprint fabrics – the different pieces will lay next to each other with raw edges and sewn together with a zick-zack-stitch. Also very small pieces and left over-pieces can be used for this technique.
Learn this modern and easy technique to combine the fabrics to individuell arrangements. You can work a smaller quilts, begin a bigger quilt or present your work in a passepartout frame.
Starting point are different images, text from newspaper or magazines that are put into a paper collage. The collage will be transferred with an acrylic medium to fabric or with use of TAP (transfer artist paper).
Quilting, various embroidery stitches or other embellishments with needle and thread or use of watercolour proof pens are further elements that will be added to your textile piece.
To present your piece in a matching way we will also create our own frames from cardboard.
The cardboard frames will be covered with dyed or painted tissue paper or book pages or newspaper – so you can produce a series of small textile art work.
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