August 2–11, 2019

Playing with Fabric Collage and Free Motion Stitching

August 4 (Sunday)
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: Free

Presenter: Lorna Moffat

Join West Vancouver textile artist Lorna Moffat for an informal demo where she will use her sewing machine, working on a sample alongside step by step samples of the piece and describe the process of creating her textile art. Lorna’s finished pieces will be on display with framed work behind her. She will answer questions about her work.

Lorna Moffat attended Glasgow school of art from 1982 to 1987, receiving both BA honours and postgraduate degrees in textile design. She set up in business making one of a kind stitched and collaged textiles for the home and sold her work in galleries and stores in both the UK and North America. She has also completed several large-scale public artworks around the UK in hospitals, libraries, mental health clinics and schools.

The rich colours in the climate of BC have inspired Lorna to replace the lustrous silks she used in the 90s with warm wool Melton as a base to collage onto. Working over 30 years, she has developed the confidence to experiment, create depth and explore patterns.

The bonding technique Lorna uses is based on the traditional embroidery technique of applique. Layers of colour and pattern are bonded and collaged together, held together with stitches that make sketch-like marks on the surface and create a sense of movement in her work.

As an artist, fabric is Lorna's paint box of colour. Colour and pattern are amazing forces and using both shop-bought and upcycled fabrics, she likes to think that a pillow, which is generally seen as an everyday object, can be elevated from the ordinary to extraordinary.

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