Bryony Rose Jennings – Textile Sculpture***ONE PLACE has become AVAILABLE***

Date: 27th October 2023 - 29th October 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bryony Rose Jennings - Textile Sculpture***ONE PLACE has become AVAILABLE***

Three Day Course

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October

All Materials Included


On this 3 day workshop you will work alongside textile sculptor Bryony Rose Jennings to create a life size hare.
The first day begins with a short introduction from Bryony, giving you the opportunity to see her work and find out about her creative practice and inspirations.
In the workshop we will be exploring a unique approach to sculpting with textiles, using wire or stuffed elements to create the main body of your sculpture, exploring form construction, wrapping, layering, patching, stuffing and sculpting with stitch.
As your hare takes shape, the magic starts to happen, and a personality begins to emerge. You will be given lots of guidance to help you develop the character of your piece, suggesting expression using innovative techniques.
Students rarely fully complete their work within the duration of the course, but you will go home with a
fully formed animal and the knowledge needed to finish your work at your own pace.
PLEASE NOTE: The workshop runs from 10am – 5.00pm each day, with a lunch break.

About the artist

Bryony Rose Jennings is a textile sculptor and tutor. She graduated from The School of Jewellery in Birmingham in 2004, since then she has worked in the Jewellery industry, run her own gallery, and started a family. 14 years ago she created a life-size patchwork Donkey, she has been hooked on creating textile sculptures ever since.

Bryony currently works from her home studio in Portsmouth, juggling motherhood creature creation. She exhibits and teaches throughout the UK and internationally.

She is passionate about sharing her techniques and approach through her workshops, helping participants to develop and realise their own creative ideas.

Bryony describes her process, as ‘building with fabric and sculpting with stitch’, she does not use a pattern, all of her creatures are individually realised, resulting in each sculpture being totally unique.

What you will need to bring

All materials are included  Bryony provides lots of materials and ephemera, and everything you need to complete a sculpture will be available. There will be a charge of about £5 on the day if you would like to Bryony to supply eyes. 

You do not have to bring anything with you  however if you would like to use some of your own fabrics and bits and bobs in addition, the following list is a guide to what may come in useful.
• A selection of fabrics that you would like to use to cover your sculpture. These can be small scraps or larger pieces. A mixture of patterned fabrics, plain fabrics and a variety of textures will be helpful.
• Any found objects or ephemera that you could use for the features of your animal. Marbles, Buttons, Beads, Old Jewellery and watch pieces can work well for eyes, beaks and claws.
• Consider how you would like to present your sculpture, it can be freestanding, or you could display it mounted on a plaque or using some form of stand – twigs and branches, domestic objects, blocks of wood. Please bring anything you might like to use as a method of displaying your sculpture.
• Polyester Stuffing. – I use very cheap pillows for stuffing, toy stuffing or wadding can also be used. 1 pillows worth will be plenty.
• A selection of sewing needles, embroidery needles that are sharp, sturdy and long will be most useful. Needles will be provided, but it’s nice to have your own to choose from.

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