Hidden Layers: Land and Stitch
Tutor in Residence
Judy Wilford from Armidale
Judy works with the mediums and techniques of hand embroidery. Her unique embroideries draw on years of personal study and practice in design, paint, object-making and embroidery.
Works are held in diplomatic, corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally. Works were recently acquired by the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery. She holds a Churchill Fellowship studying Narrative Embroideries – Ancient to Modern in the United Kingdom.
A well regarded tutor throughout Australia, New Zealand, Textile Forums and McGregor Schools, Judy uses techniques developed for the wider landscapes and intimate habitats of ‘those’ within.
We have all discovered secrets hidden within the layers of a landscape; the mystery of caves; flotsam washed by tides; uncovered by wind; hidden in fields of grass; stands of trees. Your work may be realistic or a collage of related images, an abstract interpretation of your chosen subject.
The work involves the processes of design, construction and stitching a low relief panel.
The techniques used may include:
- layered and/or single fabric backgrounds
- painting, mono-printing, silk paper making;
- hoop stitched elements – birds or logs
- varied appliqué techniques;
- layered surface stitching– simple stitches give complex results
- texturing – beads, leather, small found objects - shells
The choice will be yours to make. Bring your subject alive using the exciting medium of fabric, threads and stitch. Your results will be beautiful.
The cost of materials varies considerably depending on material in current possession. $100-$150 for drawing materials, threads and fabrics (excluding embroidery frame etc). A list of requirements will be sent on enrolment, or you can request a copy for your perusal
An enrolment form is available either by printing a form or contacting the office.