Alysn Midgelow-Marsden – Metal Magic Rescue and up-cycle
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
Repurpose and upcycle everyday discarded materials such as coffee pods, drinks cans and baby wipes. When adjusting our thinking to using materials which won’t have lasting or detrimental effects on our world, it is amazing how often this thinking enables us to extend our creativity.
In this project we will use discarded materials to build a textured and exciting surface using simple techniques to help us to see new uses for our throw away items. Transform these into fancy, lush surfaces using embossing, colouring, stitching and more.
About the tutor
Alysn Midgelow-Marsden is an experienced freelance artist in fine art textiles, an author of several
books and numerous articles, a tutor and a gallery director. Awards include the Bernina Award for
the most Innovative use of the sewing machine, NZ, 2015. In addition, Alysn has professional
qualifications in Textiles and Embroidery, Professional Arts Practice, E-commerce. Alysn lived in the
Midlands of England for most of her life, and developed the Beetroot Tree Gallery, moving to New
Zealand in 2012.
Alysn says: “I have an experimental and curious nature leading to continuously evolving works and
media; investigating new dimensions as they develop. The history and meaning of the materials I
choose is often critically important to the development of the pieces. Currently I am working in
copper, bronze, brass, stainless steel and pewter in the form of metal shims and woven metal fabrics
and wires, combined with a variety of papers, fabrics, pens, paints, threads and natural objects. I find
that it is a continuing pleasure to adapt my ideas into formats which can be taken on by fibre artists,
embroiderers or other creatives”
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