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Friday, 30 September 2016

A selection of my woven and embroidered pieces

 

WOVEN:


1. 'Złote zatopione', 2015. 20cm x 20cm. Weaving techniques. Linen twine, linen thread, gold metallic thread.
Pic.1: 'Złote zatopione'



Pic.2: 'Złote zatopione' - detail




 2. 'Srebrne zawieszone', 2015. 20cm x 20cm. Weaving techniques. Linen twine, threads: linen, cotton, silk, metallic silver thread.
Pic.3: 'Srebrne zawieszone'

Pic.4: 'Srebrne zawieszone' - detail



3. 'Etiude IV', 2016. 20cm x 20cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Cotton yarn, copper metallic thread.
Pic.5: 'Etiude IV'



4. 'Pejzaż prawie horyzontalny' ('Almost Horizontal Lanscape'), 2016. 28cm x 28cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Linen twine, linen yarn, linen fabric, metallic threads.
Award by AKAPI Fundation at 9th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2016 (the award for two pieces).
Pic.6: 'Almost horizontal lanscape'

Pic.7: 'Almost horizontal landscape' - detail



5. 'Pejzaż z drzewami' ('Landscape with Trees'), 2016. 35cm x 31cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Linen twine, linen yarn, linen fabric, metallic threads.
Award by AKAPI Fundation at 9th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2016 (the award for two pieces).
Pic.8: 'Lanscape with Trees'

Pic.9: 'Lanscape with Trees' - detail



 6. 'Pejzaż księżycowy' ('Lunar lanscape'), 2016. 29cm x 29cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Linen twine, linen thread, linen fabric, metallic threads: silver and platinum.
Pic.10: 'Lunar lanscape'
Pic.11: 'Lunar landscape' - detail



7. 'Sezon martwych drzew' ('Season of Dead Trees'), 2016. 30cm x 30cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Linen twine, linen thread, linen fabric, sea-cell yarn, polyester rugs, metallic threads. 
Pic.12: 'Season of Dead Trees'


Pic.13: 'Season of Dead Trees' - detail



8. 'After Rain' ('Po deszczu'), 2016. 20cm x 20cm. Traditional weaving techniques mixed with my own techniques. Linen twine, linen fabric, silver thread.
Pic.14: 'After Rain'

Pic.15: 'After Rain' - detail




 9. A woven piece in progress - no title yet!
Pic.16.

 

 

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EMBROIDERY: 


1. 'Gardener', 2012. The inspiration for the embroidery: an illuminated French miniature from a medieval manuscript: Fécamp Psalter (76 F 13), dating back to c.1180, currently stored in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague. Embroidery on silk with silk, cotton, metallic threads, silver and coral beads.
Pic.17: 'Gardener' - photo by Bartosz Kołata

   

Pic.18: 'Gardener' - detail, photo by Bartosz Kołata



2. 'Monk', 2013. The inspiration: an illumination from a copy of ‘Li livres dou santé”(Sloane manuscript 2435, f. 44 v., Brirtish Library) dated to the end of 13th century. Embroidery on silk with silk, cotton, metallic threads and glass beads.
Pic.19: 'Monk'

Pic.20: 'Monk' - detail



 3. 'Salmon of Knowledge' 2015. 34cm x 40cm. Techniques: background - four fabrics of different colour and quality, sewn together and incorporated into a shiny linen-polyester fabric frame; embroidery -  with silver and platinum thread in a combination of stitches: satin, couching, asymmetric laid work.
Pic.21: 'Salmon of Knowledge'


Pic.22: 'Salmon of Knowledge' - detail



4. 'Tail 1', 2015. 15cm x 15cm. The inspiration: a sculpture of a capital from the ambulatory of the 12th century church of Saint - Pierre de Chavigny in Vienne - southeastern France.  Embroidery on fabric blend (silk and wool) with various silver threads and silk threads.
Pic. 23: 'Tail 1'







5. 'Tail 2', 2016. 15cm x 15cm. Inspiration: a medieval illumination from Harley Bestiary (created in England c. 1230-1240). Embroidery on silk with silk, cotton and metallic threads.
Pic.24: 'Tail 2'




5. 'Tail 3', 2016. 15cm x 15cm. Inspiration: an illumination from 'The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 197v). Embroidery on silk with silk, cotton, silver threads and silver beads. 
Pic.25: 'Tail 3'
Pic.26: 'Tail 3' - detail



7. 'Battle of Clontarf' - work in progress. 110cm x 80cm. Embroidery on linen with sea-cell and silk blends threads.
Pic.27: 'Battle of Clontarf' - work in progress


Pic.28: 'Battle of Clontarf' - detail

Pic.29: 'Battle of Clontarf' - detail


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All photos taken by Mike Prendergast (except for 17 and 18). Thank you Michałku!

 




Tuesday, 13 September 2016

FIBRE ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES - AUTUMN 2016


Photo 1: by Mike Prendergast
MY CLASS AT RATHMINES COLLEGE IS NOW FULL! YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR MY COURSES IN MALAHIDE AND NAUL.

Would you like to learn new skills in TAPESTRY WEAVING, FELTING, EMBROIDERY, CROCHETING or HANDSEWING 3D FORMS OUT OF FABRIC? JOIN ME FOR FIBRE ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES – at Rathmines College –Dublin, Malahide Community School or Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul, Co. Dublin.

Over 10 weeks you will have an opportunity to learn how to make a variety of projects using needle-felting, tapestry weaving, embroidery, crocheting and so called ‘fabric manipulation techniques’. It is a very relaxed class: you can learn in your own pace and try a bit of each craft or focus on your favourite ones – your choice! Whether you are a novice or if you already have some experience in fibre arts, you are welcomed.

I am an embroiderer and award winning weaver. In my creation I combine various fibre crafts techniques. I have wide knowledge in many disciplines of textile art which I share generously with my students.

To see my students comments go to: http://tangledinfibres.blogspot.ie/p/students-reviews.html

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Photo 2: by Mike Prendergast



HERE YOU HAVE SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT MY CLASSES AND THE ENROLMENT:

RATHMINES COLLEGE - Fibre Arts & Crafts (Embroidery, Weaving, Felting, Fabric Manipulating, Crocheting)- 6.00-8.00pm on Mondays, 10 weeks starting 26st of September.

Enrolment:
at the college, Monday the 12th, Tuesday the 13th, Monday the 19th, Tuesday the 20th (I will be there on the 12th, 13th and 20th), enrolment times: 6.00 – 8.00pm. Class commence – 26th of September.

Brochure and further information:
http://www.rathminescollege.ie/…/Rathmines%20Adult%20Educat…



MALAHIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL – Fibre Arts & Crafts (Felting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Weaving, Fabric Manipulating) – 7.30-9.30pm on Thursdays, 10 weeks starting 29th of September.

Enrolment:
you can sign up online here:
http://malahidecsadulted.ie/fibre-arts-and-crafts/
OR
at the School: on Monday the 19th of September between 8.00 – 9.00pm; I will be there then to help you and answer your questions.

Brochure:
https://drive.google.com/…/0B0FhHXGsMtcgSEFaV09IUVU2RU…/view



SÉAMUS ENNIS ARTS CENTRE, NAUL - Fibre Arts & Crafts (Weaving, Felting, Embroidery, Fabric Manipulating, Crocheting) – 11am – 1pm on Thursdays, 10 weeks starting 6th of October.

IMPORTANT!!! There will be a free presentation of Fibre Arts & Crafts on 29th of September, starting 11am: you can meet me at the Centre and try some weaving, embroidery, needle felting and crochet, see my art pieces, have a chat. If you like it, you can sign up for a full 10 week course then.

Enrolment:
- a link to online enrolmet:
http://www.tseac.ie/events/e/2059

OR
- you can sign up by calling (0)1 802 0898.

OR
-you can contact me directly via email: uiscestitch@gmail.com

More information and my class description:
http://www.tseac.ie/events/e/2059

 
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PLACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED – IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE.