Last Sunday I spent a lovely day learning the art of mixed media with Emily Notman at Unit Twelve in Stafford. I had been looking for some time to find a course that covered the basics of mixed media, something that has always attracted me. When I saw Emily’s work and found that she did a workshop, I couldn’t wait to sign up.
Unit Twelve is made up of different artists who use the space as their studio, but it’s also a fantastic area to have workshops
Emily’s work is gorgeous, fantastic combination of textures and materials
The front part of the studio is an exhibition of the artists work
Along with pieces which you can buy
I particularly love the work of Jennifer Collier, I have already found one of her workshops I want to go on!
We started by mixing different colours using ink, paint and bleach. We then applied them to different types of material to see what effect we got
After the fabrics were dry, we pieced them together to form a landscape, using free motion stitching, beads and hand stitches to give extra effect. I found the initial process quite hard as I struggle to go with my imagination – I’m a very precise person, who likes to follow patterns, however once I got going there was no stopping me! My finished piece was based on a seascape
I am delighted with the finished result, I love how you can combine different textures, colours and stitching to create a truly unique piece.