Background of Ms. Shawcross
Ms. Shawcross has exhibited widely in Ireland and in the U.K. She was awarded the Mairin O’Brien Flegg Memorial Award for contemporary embroidery from the RDS in 2011. She is a member of the Cork Textile network, Society of Designer Craftsmen in the U.K., the Textile Society and the Irish Patchwork Society.
She states “I work mostly using the technique of free-machine embroidery often stitching onto a soluble background which is later dissolved away to create a lace-like effect, or I combine my stitching with my own hand-dyed silks and velvets. I create individual wall pieces, garments and accessories. I teach workshops in free-machine embroidery and related textile techniques and enjoy working to commission.”
Cost is €15 – A bargain!
You’ll be using hand sewing to work on some practice pieces to learn new techniques to combine color and textures. The workshop will happen after the general meeting. The pictures included in the post are examples of what you’ll learn! Come join us on March 14th!