Christine Lethlan “Margieandbert”

Christine Lethlan  “Making Art with Textiles”  

A little introduction to Christine;

Like many women of my era I was introduced to sewing at a young age and have developed my knowledge, skills and techniques over many years.

I have also had the privilege to be a student with many national and international textile artists whom have both inspired me and guided me to develop my own style using the methods and expertise they have shared. I now practice as a textile artist, designer and teacher and also manage a working studio overlooking the historic village of Clunes, in rural Victoria, Australia.

My inspiration comes from a variety of sources including my garden, geographical position and also a natural tendency to find beauty in the discarded and unloved. I love history and storylines and prefer to create pieces that have a narrative that is meaningful to me. I grew up on a farm in the Eastern wheatbelt of Western Australia and to this day my memories of home and life on the land have a significant influence in my creative work. Strong accent colours, tactile textures and all things to do with stitching have long captivated my interest in the visual arts.

With an active imagination, the patience to experiment and intuition to follow my ideas I have forged a style of working that almost by accident has given me a creative niche that suits both my philosophy ‘on life’ and aesthetic leanings.

I had the pleasure of meeting Christine in Clunes earlier this year.  I have been admiring her work for some time now.  Christine is  a wonderful teacher and I am so excited to have her come to the West to share this beautiful technique.

Class size will be no larger than 12 students, lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided in class cost.

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November
Class Cost: = $220.00
Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

Forage by Lisa Mattock “Christmas”

    

Forage by Lisa Mattock “Christmas Themed Workshop”

About Lisa….My business name is “forage”. It describes of my process of seeking out textiles which are reclaimed, recycled and vintage.

Using textiles to create artworks was a concept that I first explored during my senior high school years (1989 is certainly a long time ago!) I created a flowing, floor length coat made from strips of fabric knitted and woven together. It was brilliantly colourful and embellished with embroidered flowers made from beads and sequins. I was marked to be in the top 2% of the state for this fantastical creation, and invited to exhibit in “ArtExpress”. After school I spent many years living and working in Europe as a nanny. I relished these experiences which were so vastly different from my upbringing in the central west NSW town of Orange.

Upon my return home to Australia, I established a boutique florist and homewares store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, an ideal backdrop for me to indulge my passion for colour and design, as well as buying and merchandising. We worked with private, corporate and media clients creating concepts for print media and television. Over the years there were many local and international weddings and collaborations on product launches.

Since the sale of my business in 2013, I have once again turned my creative attention to my love of textiles.

Stitching methods…simple and repetitive We will draw inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro and sashiko as we take a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited, and vintage textiles to create the background for our artworks.

Students will stitch their background using simple stab stitch to connect their pieces of upcycled cloth.

A stitched silhouette can then be added as a finishing embellishment to the stitched cloth background.

Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative of reinforcement stitching.

Traditionally this running stitch is used to reinforce points of wear or to repair tears with patches.

Boro is the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth. The term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched- up and repaired many times.

Lisa’s is coming back to teach again at Cotton Rose for a Christmas Themed class.  Lisa provides everything you need for this class including thread pins and all materials, all you need to bring along is your scissors and perhaps some special fabric that you have collected and would like to use or show Lisa.

Class cost includes all materials for the class.  Class size will be no larger than 15 students per day, lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included in the price of the class.

Saturday 10th November
Class Cost: = $165.00
Time: 10 to 3pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Sunday 11th November
Class Cost: = $165.00
Time: 10 to 3pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

Cotton Club

 

“Cotton Club”

“Its Back” I know we have had a little gap with Cotton Club due to the special guest teachers this year, I am happy to say we can fit at least three more in for 2018.  Yay!

On the first Saturday of each month we would love you to join us at Cotton Rose to spend dedicated time to socialise and work on any project you have on the go.   This is a great opportunity to discuss patterns and also pick up different tips and inspiration.   If you could please book in via the add to cart button below so that we know numbers.  Thank you.

Saturday 13th  October
Class Cost: = $10
Time: 9.30 to 2pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Saturday 3rd November
Class Cost: = $10
Time: 9.30 to 2pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au