Samples From the Paper Quilts with Maria Thomas Textile Artist - Saturday 13th May
Saturday 13th May 2017 10am to 4pm
Maria’s work focuses on rehousing everyday objects that have a specific association or meaning to her. Notions of motherhood, shopping lists, food wrappers and graphic packaging – offering assistance to domestic chores – are carefully sourced, cut out and stitched before being absorbed into the fabric by patchwork and quilting techniques. Shaping memories and experiences into her own visual language Maria’s work is a response to the events of her daily life.
This workshop mixes contemporary and traditional patchwork techniques together. You will create surfaces for patchwork & stitch by painting and bonding layers of materials, piecing log cabin and cathedral window patchwork, using free machine corded stitch and embellishing with hand appliqué or kantha work.
All Materials & Equipment are included plus a delicious lunch, Coffee, Teas and Homemade Treats included, all you need to bring is yourself!
A love of fashion and sewing lead Maria to taking an ND in Printed Textiles at Mid-Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa in the late 1980’s. Keeping her connection with stitch she went on to Study BA Embroidery at Manchester School of Art and in turn completed an MA Textiles at the UCE in Birmingham.
Since graduating Maria has taught drawing, embroidery and printed textile design at degree and FE level. She has designed freelance for fashion, exhibited regularly and has work in public and private collections in the UK & overseas.