Opus Workshops
Surface Embellishment - Mirrors & Movement with Surjeet Husain

Saturday 26 June 2004

Regent's College, Regent's Park, London

This day is a must for all who enjoy exploring ideas and methods based on the textiles and embroidery from different world cultures. Surjeet Husain, well known textile artist, author and embroiderer, introduces an experimental approach to working with traditional Indian Mirror Work techniques.

The workshop will give you the chance to experiment with a wide variety of stitches, using different threads, beads and cut up fabrics. You will learn to paint with thread and needle, to embellish a celebratory textile of your own choice. An important part of the day school will be the opportunity to see a whole variety of textile techniques on display and the demonstration of practical methods.

The workshop is suitable for all levels, so come along and enjoy a day discovering the wealth of possibilities offered by these fascinating traditional techniques

The fee for the day is £55 which includes a specialist materials pack worth £7. Students will also be asked to bring a small collection of basic materials and a list of these will be sent out 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the course. The day will be held at Regent's College in the beautiful surroundings of Regent's Park, Central London. There is a refectory in the college.

For more information, or to book a place please contact us either through our internet enquiry form or telephone us on 020 8864 7283

Anne Morrell - Meet the Artist

Saturday 5 June 2004

Florida State University, 99 Great Russell Street, London WC1

A rare opportunity to meet the artist, writer and teacher Professor Anne Morrell and learn more about her work. Anne is a world authority on stitch and Indian textiles. She will share with us her unique knowledge of stitched textiles, and work as consultant at the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad, India as well as the inspiration and drive behind her own textile work.

Anne's textiles are journeys, explorations, stories, that draw on memories of childhood experiences, ordered design, reflection and logic. She brings to her work a vast knowledge of textiles and experience, having taught textiles for many years at Goldsmiths and Manchester University. A leading figure in the world of textiles Anne's expertise and enthusiasm for her work promise to make this talk a fascinating insight into cultural textiles and the work of such an important artist.

The fee for the day is £18. For more information, or to book a place please contact us either through our internet enquiry form or telephone us on 020 8864 7283

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