Julie Paterson, the woman of Cloth, has been drawing on the local landscape as the source material for her textile designs for over 20 years. She has simplified her creative methods into a three step process and turned it into a workshop called LookDrawPrint. The process is dynamic, productive and challenging. It is playful and hands on. You’ll develop new ways of looking and a fresh approach to creating. Using the local environment as the starting point you’ll explore creative mindfulness, embrace chance and imperfection and produce your own unique prototype textile design directly onto fabric.
LookDrawPrint : Extended class
The extended workshop is for LDP starter grads who want to take it to the next level. They experiment with colour and composition, revisiting and improving their original work, creating partner designs or developing brand new designs. This is an opportunity to extend their creative skills and enjoy the energising and relaxing experience of flow.
All materials are supplied. Bring an apron and lunch.
Julie Paterson is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. She owns a small fabric company called Cloth that I set up more than 20 years ago, because it made sense at the time and still does now. She works with a small team of people who love what they do, making textiles by hand, the old fashioned way. She understands the importance of collaboration with others for the joy of making something together that we couldn’t make alone. In Blackheath, Julie runs imperfect workshops for the creatively curious. She takes commissions and exhibits. Julie’s favourite place to be is working in her studio. Julie has also written a book and a manifesto to live by....“I live a simple life. It feels good.”