Design and construction methods for Church textiles
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10th & 11th  September 2019  
9.30am – 4pm
Dream Stitches, 10 Surrey St, South Box Hill
Workshop leader Jan Clark
Workshop leader: Jan Clark

Nothing in a church is merely decorative. There is meaning to everything, symbolic and narrative. From the colours used to the imagery there is a layering of information that is an integral part of worship.

This two-day workshop will detail the creative sequence and construction methods that Jan Clark utilises when making liturgical textiles for churches and clergy.

Subjects covered include

  • design and composition using traditional symbolism from the northern hemisphere in an Australian context
  •  basic dyeing of fabric for the colours
  • construction methods, building up the design using free motion sewing and collage technique

The information and sewing techniques can be used in any context but this workshop will focus on their use in a fresh approach to religious environments.

Jan Clark has been designing and sewing for Anglican churches for 25 years. Images of work done for Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW, are on her website

 Methods used in these textiles can have other applications for patchwork and furnishings.