Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tear Lay Cut

I've just had a wonderful, inspiring yet exhausting in-service weekend with The Textile Study Group. It hasn't been the best weekend to be away... tough family times again... and I almost didn't go, but I'm glad I did. It was a "Working Together" weekend called "Tear Cut Lay"with Ruth Issett and Bobby Britnell.
 
 
We were split into two groups and I started the weekend with Ruth, painting papers. We were limited to two colours and despite what it looks like in the photo abaove I was working with magenta and turquoise.

 
We then monoprinted more paper and working within a scale of four inch squares we tore, cut and layered the papers.

 
All the time limiting ourselves to horizontal and vertical lines.


Some pieces evolved into three dimensions.

 
Then after tea on Saturday the two groups swapped tutors and I spent the rest of the weekend with Bobby. We went from working with colour to drawing and mark making in black and white.

 
Before combining all the techniques and arranging the resulting squares in different ways to tell different stories.



 
Finally we put together a resolved piece and I combined a selection of my squares onto a background drawing... unfortnately the photo is somewhat wonky and out of focus... but it is too late in the day to take another. I'm hoping now I'll be able to take this forward into textiles.

 
Tonight is the last chance to win a copy of my limited edition print... Just leave a comment on this post... and next time I'm here I'll announce a winner.


26 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear your having a tough time, hope things improve soon. Love the work you did this weekend sounds really interesting. I'd live to do a workshop with them.

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  2. Great workshop. I looked at the pictures and thought..Hmm..that reminds me of a workshop we did with Ruth Isset! Your results are very interesting. She's a great teacher isn't she. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

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  3. Hope your break has left you recharged. I certainly recognise the influence of these two ladies and have been revisiting some of Ruth's exercises myself. Love the way you've combined this with Bobby's 3D drawing techniques. May give that a go myself.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your family troubles Gina!
    Looks like an interesting weekend. :)
    V xxx

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  5. Glad you had such an inspiring weekend. Good to get away from things
    for a while - instead of sitting home worrying which doesn't do anyone any good.

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  6. What a great day, and hopefully one that took your mind off the family issues for a while. Very interesting results.

    x

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  7. I am super excited by the work you did at the weekend. There is so much potential in the way you were working. Excited to see where you take thisin fabric.
    I'm so sorry to hear you have difficult times at home again. I hope it will soon pass and you can stay strong. The break will have done you good and given you breathing space. xx

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  8. As Miriam said, sorry to hear about there being problems in your life. It looked like a great weekend and hopefully you learnt alot and it took your mind off of this for a while. I would have loved to have been there too.

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  9. What an inspiring weekend you had, and I hope the family problems are soon resolved. Your samples and experiments are so interesting - I look forward to seeing what comes from them.

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  10. Sorry to hear that life is a bit bumpy, and hope things are soon sorted. What a fabweekend you had, such inspiring tutors. I can definately see the final piece as a stitched piece of textile art.

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  11. Sounds like you needed this getaway. I love the creations! x

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  12. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend, looks like you achieved a lot. Hope lovely to be able to 'play' for a few days with no cooking or cleaning.
    (Pretty much like most of my time!) xx

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  13. What a fun weekend, just what you needed x

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  14. Fab work and not a wig in sight!

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  15. Your resolved piece is so interesting! I think it would be stunning in fabric.

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  16. I can't wait to see what comes out of it! You must have enough designs for several pieces here....keep us posted.

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  17. What wonderful work, lots of inspiration for future creations. I hope the break did you good and the family problems are soon resolved. Cheers

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  18. Great results from your workshop, the colours are so vibrant and I love the black and white versions . Your final collection looks fabulous, can't wait to see how you translate it into textiles.

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  19. Deep envy Gina, my two favourite tutors together. Lovely vibrant work, a bit of colour therapy therapy can be a great distraction during troubled times.

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  20. Have just sat down for a few minutes to catch up with you. What a delightful time I have had from "spongey sponges", thru macarons, eyes and now this lovely, lovely set of work. Sorry to hear you are having trying times again but am sure that getting a little break from it will have worked wonders.

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  21. Looks like you had a great time - nice to get away sometimes.

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  22. Wow I love your work, looks like it was a fabulous weekend. Will you bring these pieces to our next Spectrum meeting please so we may have a closer look?
    Hope things on the home front are settling down.

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  23. Gina, these magenta-turquoise creations are a bit like weaving, to my eye. It's fascinating to start with one stroke of the brush and then carry on in a variety of directions.

    Your results are lovely.

    Best wishes to you and yours. xo

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  24. sorry to hear things aren't going well at home again Gina. looks like you had a very good break though - wonderful experimentation and new techniques to try.

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  25. I love your samples and finished pieces from your workshop ... so inspiring to see the in progress photos ... glad you got to go xx

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  26. great pics Gina wish i had a nice camera like yours, i just bought me a couple of rollers!!!! great weekend!

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