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Sculptural Embroidery workshop with Meredith Woolnough

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Nesting Needles Patchwork and Fabric

25 Gale Street

Coramba, NSW 2450

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Change the way you think about embroidery and textiles through this unique workshop.

Join award winning artist Meredith Woolnough for an inspirational workshop that will introduce you to her world of scuptural embroidery. Meredith is one of the exhibiting artists in "Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial" currently on display at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

The Gallery has partnered with local textile business "Nesting Needles" at 25 Gale Street, Coramba as a venue to host this special workshop.

The workshop will run over two days - Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 January.

Saturday 19 Jan: starts with an artist led tour of the exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 10.30-11.30 followed by the workshop at Nesting Neeedles in Coramba from 1.30 - 4.30pm where you will be introduced to her techniques and the creative fun begins!

Sunday 20 Jan: will be at Nesting Needles from 9.30am - 4.30pm where you will create your own unique piece of sculptural embroidery. This workshop explores the unique embroidery processes that Meredith uses in her artworks and you can expect to create your own freestanding embroidered bowl or similar.

LUNCH
You can either bring your own lunch or purchase it at the cafe or hotel next door to the shop. Nesting Needles has its own kitchen with a fridge, microwave, hot water and tea/coffee facilities. There is a ramp available for wheelchair access.

Meredith's work is on display at tCoffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 16th November 2018 until 25th January 2019.

There will be a $10.00 per person fee for materials and you will need to supply the following:
A sewing machine with standard accessories including sewing table. Your machine must be suitable for "Free Motion Embroidery/Darning" and have the ability to turn the feed teeth down. Your machine must also have a freehand embroidery or darning foot.

Spare sewing machine needles (sharps or jeans needles recommended) and bobbins suited to your machine.

Small machine embroidery hoop (15-25cm is good) with a strong hold and a thread stand if you like to work with one.

1-2 squares of sample woven fabric to fit your embroidery hoop (preferably calico).

Good quality embroidery threads of your choice may be polyester machine thread or cotton/wool/metallic threads if you like to work with those.

Embroidery scissors, fabric scissors, paper towel and sketch book with pencils/pens.

Be inspired by Meredith's work at your Regional Gallery.

For more information on Meredith Woolnough see her website at http://meredithwoolnough.com.au/

For more information on Nesting Needles Patchwork and Fabric go to http://www.nestingneedles.com.au/

A bit about Meredith

Meredith is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Meredith Woolnough's elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens.

The work maps the frameworks of the various veining systems found in nature to create work that explores the balance, harmony and connectivity of life on Earth. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in plants, coral, cells and shells Meredith's embroideries represent both the robust beauty and elegant fragility of life.

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