This workshop is based on sharing my approach to my own work. I use mixed media collage and hand stitching to focus on the intimate detail of my stories. There will be demonstrations and exercises designed to give an insight into my favourite techniques, and the way I use them to achieve the desired effect. We will play with some unorthodox ways to use fabric and stitch, including rip, melt, and burn; stain, mark, and print; layer, conceal, and reveal. Also, there will be a little digging and delving, encouraging you to find the links and associations with your materials. This is an opportunity to extend your imagination and visual vocabulary, and to communicate an individual narrative quality in your work.