Sophie Standing after a very successful teaching tour in 2017 to Australia Sophie is very excited to be joining us at Uluru for the 2018 Retreat.
Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining printed appliqued fabrics while defining her work with creative free flowing free motion embroidery. Sophie loves to use colours and patterns and often includes some Kaffe Fassett fabric to give her that signature wow factor in her designs.
The details of the animals, fauna and landscape are created by sewing with different coloured threads only. Best known for her African animals Sophie has chosen Australian themes for her workshops at Uluru.
The desert pigeon is a wonderful subject for this three day workshop. The shape and textures of the bird will give you the opportunity to try out and learn the numerous thread painting techniques that Sophie uses when she is creating her textile art.
Sophie will give students pretty much full reign to choose their own fabric bits from her stash…be it Kaffe, 40’s chintz, florals or maybe even some Tula pink. But she will guide each of you in being selective with your colour palate, to choose wisely when combining your textures and patterns for the best shading, shape and those little design areas.
You will learn how to transfer the image onto your pre painted background fabric using a template and then how to arrange the chosen fabrics in a specific way for the appliqué of this bird. Cost full Fabric kit $80AUD to Tutor
Although every students piece will look different given the individual fabric choices and colours, Sophie will work through the brief with the whole class, step by step teaching you the thread painting skills and techniques she has mastered over the years.
Bird Example for artwork inspiration.
Starting with your background pre-painted for this desert tree scene. Sophie will help you to be more selective with your palate and fabric pattern textures.
Depth perception along with the contrast in the elements of the scene will play a large part, foreground, grass, the tree, the hills and sky in the distance.
All this can be achieved with the careful choice of fabric and the movement and direction of the threads. Sophie will guide you with this and give you the confidence to step outside your comfort zone and make decisions about motifs and bold prints. Cost full Fabric kit $80AUD to Tutor
Example of landscape inspiration