Sat, 08 May | Crow Street Creative

Playing with Pattern Workshop with Jeanette Stok

A CQ Shopfront Artisan in Residence Program being held at Crow Street Creative in Gladstone.
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Playing with Pattern Workshop with Jeanette Stok

Time & Location

08 May, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crow Street Creative, 8 Crow St, Gladstone Central QLD 4680, Australia

About the Event

Many counted-thread work embroidery techniques (e.g. Blackwork and Hardanger) are based on using the same simple motif to create a multitude of patterns. In this workshop we will using rubber stamps to recreate these embroidery patterns to create a cushion cover. You will make your own rubber stamps, design a unique pattern using these stamps, and then produce a cushion cover based on this design. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and those who would like to explore the possibilities of pattern.

What will provided:

- Rubber to create stamp

- Fabric paint

- Fabric

- Zipper

- Cushion insert

Jeanette Stok is our Gladstone Region CQ Shopfront Artisans in Residence. Jeanette is an artist, in addition to being a scientist and teacher. She explores personal memories and experiences of the everyday, which include how repetitive physical actions are an integral component of the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. Throughout her childhood Jeanette was surrounded by a wide variety of traditional crafts, such as sewing and needlecraft that both her mother and grandmother introduced to her. She often references these craft techniques and materials in her artwork. Traditionally, counted thread-work embroidery produces a wide array of patterns by repeating similar motifs and altering their arrangement. Using these embroidery techniques, she experiments with the themes and possibilities introduced when employing unconventional materials; this transforms both the materials’ intended use and the methodology on which it is based.

This project has been funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and CQ RASN. The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. CQ University has been appointed as the Central Queensland Provider. Funding has also been received through the Regional Arts Fund, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between Gladstone Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Thank you also to project venue Crow Street Creative.

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