An Introduction to experimental textiles CPD 2016 – Paul Wye

Workshop: 27th April 4.30 – 7pm

This workshop was an introduction to approaching experimental textiles techniques. It gave artist teachers the opportunity to develop skills using sewing machines to appliqué and combine various elements to create individual sample pieces. Artist teachers were invited to bring in own elements to add onto their sample pieces such as badges, buttons and beads to embellish and further individualise the experiments.

Using the sewing machine, Paul demonstrated how to develop skills and build experimental confidence through manipulating fabric and other elements. He introduced experimental applique, chenilling. weaving and other techniques, and demonstrated how he uses sketch books with learners thus giving an insight into how he explores colour and texture through using the experimental textile techniques.

Suitable for KS4 and 5.

About Paul Wye – He studied an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts approaching his practice with an experimental viewpoint. Combining print techniques with each other as well as with sculpture and textiles, Paul makes 2 and 3D work that explores objects and artefacts.

Paul has worked in Secondary and Further Education for the last 12 years as both an artist in residence and art teacher.