Bird box making workshop with Jennifer Collier
Sunday 12th May 2019
11am – 4.30pm
Tickets £75 each (£70 for Display Centre Members & concs)
Price includes a light lunch and all equipment & materials will be provided.
Create a beautiful bespoke bird box, complete with its own bird on perch, created from recycled papers, stitch and card, inspired by Jennifer’s own work. You will be shown every step of the process, from constructing your bird box to using beautiful, vintage papers to decorate it. This will be embellished with a range of hand stitches, including an optional picot stitched trim around the door. You will also be shown other techniques, such as embossing, and will go on to make your own mono-printed bird.
All materials and equipment are provided, but you may wish to bring along your own special papers, books or maps to personalise your work.
Suitable for all abilities.
For tickets & information please call Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 709 4014.
Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and complex.
Most recently Jennifer has been collecting rarely used, heritage stitches and discovering how to translate the art of lost stitches onto paper, as these techniques are an important part of our creative heritage and she wants to continue to invest time in them to keep them in the present, offering them onto future generations. Jennifer is giving new life to things that would otherwise go unused, unloved or be thrown away…
Jennifer completed a BA (hons) in Textiles (Print, Knit and Weave) in 1999 at Manchester Metropolitan University, is internationally exhibited, and has had her work featured in over 60 magazines and over 15 books to date.