The course was entitled
'Using the Found - Stitch, Cloth and Memory'
We were encouraged to think green and use what we found and in this instance that was old textiles. old table linen, garments, embellishments etc.
We used all parts of the textiles, hems, cuffs seams in fact anything. We made stamps out of textiles and used stitch and fabric 'mark making' activities.
Our substrates were old fabrics and paper. After producing an array of both by printing, dyeing or painting we used our stamps to create surface decoration.
It was from all of this that we then produced collages. Cas introduced us to her method of using wall paper paste to adhere the pieces together. Once this was dry I spent a joyful few hours free machine embroidering on top.