Stitched 'Selfies' with Alison Taylor
Sunday 3rd November
10:30 - 16:30
Create mixed-media self-portraits that reveal the person behind the likeness. You may wish to adorn yourself before taking photographic selfies for research and bring a mirror to the session for drawing studies. These will translate into textiles using collage, needle punching and hand stitching. Collect a series of familiar objects with personal meaning such as family heirlooms, a holiday souvenir, old photographs, magazine cuttings, internet imagery. Using symbolism and metaphor to create a story, the portraits can be deep and meaningful, frivolous and whimsical, political and opinionated or simply decorative and ornate but above all they must reveal!