Running with Stitch
During the course you’ll see Linda work on a variety of scales to create stitched pieces that can be used for a range of purposes from greetings cards to framed wall art to decorative bags.
You’ll work with fabrics like a painter might use paint, considering soft and hard edges as you lay down areas of colour and shape. Then hand stitch will be used to bleed colour, blend and diffuse edges and create contrast. The meditative, slow stitch approach of using the running stitch will introduce texture to the surface.
Linda suggests referencing the paintings of Paul Klee and others, but if you have another favourite painter then that could also work. If you’re not familiar with any of the artists’ work, don’t worry, you’ll see we’ve included links to paintings held in collections around the world that you can view online.
Included in the course materials are original paintings by Linda, inspired by the work of Paul Klee, that you are welcome to download and use as reference.
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Below you’ll find all the course materials (these will be fully accessible once you’ve signed up). If you have any questions be sure to visit the Community page and chat with us and your fellow students there. Don’t forget, you need to be logged in to view the Community page.
You will keep access to these workshops, and to the Community indefinitely so there’s no rush to complete the course. You can confidently work in your work in your own time and enjoy that slow paced hand stitching. We’d love to see what you make and how it’s looking as you go along. Please feel free to post photos of your progress in the Community.