05 June 2018

Amanda McCavour exhibition and two-day workshop in Annapolis Royal NS

ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal will host an exhibition of the work of fibre artist Amanda McCavourfrom July 8 through August 26, 2018. Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. 

Two-day workshop 

Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and Unexpected Materials

Join Amanda McCavour for a 2-day workshop, August 25 & 26, 2018.  The workshop is co-sponsored by  the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and the Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River (SOFAAR)

SAQA member Grace Butland is president of SOFAAR:
"I was delighted when the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council invited SOFAAR to co-sponsor the Amanda McCavour workshop. ARCAC has always been very supportive of fibre artists – both SAQA member Penny Berens and myself have exhibited there – and our two groups frequently look for ways to cooperate on projects. I knew our members would appreciate the opportunity to take a workshop with Amanda, I would like to extend that opportunity to other fibre artists as well."

Workshop details:

$155 ARCAC / SOFAAR members 
$175 for Non-member
PLUS materials fee $35 per person.
Maximum 13
Each participant must bring a sewing machine.
Includes a tour of Amanda's exhibition at ARTsPLACE.
This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine embroidery and Sulky® water-soluble stabilizers. We will explore the use of 3 different types of water-soluble stabilizer to discover and create textile structures with stitch. Students will be encouraged to experiment with an assortment of materials like plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations with a variety of stabilizers. Students will expand these tests into a larger piece, taking the process in their own direction to create wall hangings, scarves or experimental works.
Materials provided by instructor:
Thread: polyester machine embroidery threads.
Water-soluble Stabilizer (Solvy): Each person will get some Sulky® Sticky Fabri Solvy, Sulky® Fabri Solvy
and Sulky® Solvy to try out the different types of stabilizer. Plus smaller scraps of solvy for testing and samples for the first morning of the workshop.

Register for the workshop online, here.  

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