Time to get really three-dimensional and create some free-standing bottlebrush plants and thistles. This will involve working with wire, polystyrene balls, painting, stitching (machine and by hand) and beading! We will experiment with different yarns, threads and fabrics. It’s the opportunity to be bold and really explore the structure, form and texture of these fantastic plants.
I am constantly in awe of nature! During the harshest of winter weather, some of our most fragile plants survive – I am thinking, in particular, Winter Pansies and Miniature Cyclamen. How can those delicate petals survive freezing temperatures, wind, frost and snow? But they do. In this workshop we are going celebrate these wonderous plants in gloriously coloured silk ribbon, thread and wire. We shall also look at their flowerbed-fellows: frozen and frosty skeletons of seed and flowerheads using textured yarns, threads and beads. In this session, we will aim to create several plants which can be presented on an artist’s canvas or a fabric base – either together or individually.