Mixed Media Workshop

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

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Emily’s work is gorgeous, fantastic combination of textures and materials

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The front part of the studio is an exhibition of the artists work

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Along with pieces which you can buy

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I particularly love the work of Jennifer Collier, I have already found one of her workshops I want to go on!

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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

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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

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I am delighted with the finished result, I love how you can combine different textures, colours and stitching to create a truly unique piece.

Sarah x

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