Focus on Fiber Florida Style

“Under, Over and through: Textures”

In this five day workshop Jill Kerttula will explore the wonderful world of texture, and how it transforms a flat printed image into a texture-rich work of art. She will show how to add textures through adding layers UNDER the main fabric of the piece, and then how to make them by adding fabrics, and other non traditional fibers and yarns, OVER the base image. She will also show how using both machine stitching and hand stitching or slashing , cutting or weaving can enhance these textures even further.

The first couple days will be spent exploring these techniques by making a “sampler” of techniques and viewing a “trunk show” of how Jill has used them in her work. The last three days will be spent working on a finished piece using these techniques. You will work on a photo printed on fabric as your base image. Instructions will be given prior to class for you to order your own photo, or Jill will have a variety of her own photos - preprinted for you - to choose from for your project.