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ONLINE “Sew Along” with Peter Gibson – painter with threads

June 30 @ 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7th July 2020


Following Peter Gibson’s amazing “Artwear” exhibition held at Fabrications last October (see fellow band member Keith Trussell’s video below) which brought together Peter’s life long collection of hand embroidered jackets.

We are delighted to announce that Peter and his wife Hanelle are offering the opportunity to join them on a 4 week hand embroidery course. Be guided through a reflection of “What makes you Tick?” to realise your own creative expression and how to translate your thoughts and ideas into text and symbols through drawing. These drawings will become the starting point for your own hand embroidery designs, mark making or textures. You will also learn the techniques that Peter uses in his own embroidery work and decorate a denim tote bag or envelope style cushion.

Peter Gibson calls himself a “Creativist”, a term he invented to describe his professional life as an Artist, Filmmaker, and Musician. He studied Fine Art and Pedagogy at Liverpool College of Art and Design in the early Sixties.

Peter began embroidering denim jackets – the stereotypical “Muso’s uniform” to relieve the boredom of endless motorway. He was entirely self taught and would always have an embroidery project “on the go” whilst touring . He has been “Jacketing” for over fifty years and continues to find this method of creative expression fully absorbing . Peter has been described as a “Painter with Threads” . He has his own visual language of “Stitchery” which is unique in its colour, design and way of working. He fabricates repeating motifs of colourful beings, musical notes, stars, and zigzags as well as text of song lyrics or notable phrases relevant to the subject matter .

Course Details:

Starts: Tuesday 16th June for four weeks , 1.30- 3.00pm (23rd , 30th June & 7th July)

Zoom format

A Kit with the materials you need for the course is available to purchase from Fabrications either by collection by arrangement or mail order (we will e mail you once you’ve booked to organise your kit) Included in the kit: Pre hemmed Dark denim to make a choice of envelope style cushion 40cmx100cm or Tote style bag (35cm x 90cm) White chalk pencil, 4 x Anchor Embroidery, 2 x suitable embroidery needles

Course Fee £25.00 Kit Cost £12.00

You will receive

– Ways to stimulate your creativity and develop your ideas

– How to approach composition of your design either bag or cushion

– Group and 1-1 advice on your project piece

– Supportive atmosphere by Sewing Along together on an online platform

– Post Lockdown opportunity to join Fabrications community craft club

You need 

– A computer or device with audio and visual function and be able download the Zoom app.

– Curiosity about your own working process

– A willingness to engage in a 4 week project

– Time to work on your project in between sessions

– To purchase a kit from Fabrications or supply your own materials

– thread scissors

– Pad or similar of A3 drawing paper and a pack of coloured pencils and a plastic long ruler

You can also book directly with us at the shop or over the phone. At this time please text or call Barley on 07958 424 808  (and save on the online booking fee)

Once you’ve booked:

Barley will contact you to organise your kit in terms of your choices of cushion or bag project, thread colours and whether you wish to collect or receive it in the post. We will also send you a Zoom Meeting I.D & password for the online workshop. Feel free to contact Barley directly if you have any questions or would like to book in via e mail or telephone (and avoid the online booking fee)

You can also purchase additional craft supplies and a copy of Peter Gibson’s exhibition catalogue (£10) from Fabrications.


June 30
1:30 pm
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Barley Massey