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This October (2017) CTN is delighted to host UK textile artist Sue Stone for 3 days of stimulating creativity. She will kick off with a Friday afternoon talk on her artistic practice, open to all and followed by a two day creative textile workshop for CTN members. Non members may avail of a place by joining CTN.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your confidence with the support of an expert in the field. We encourage all members especially those lacking confidence to participate in the 2 day workshop. We offer this at a very special rate to be as inclusive as possible. This event will result in a group exhibit in 2018 to celebrate our 20th jubilee year !


StoneSueself portrait with fish on washing line

Sue Stone is a UK based artist who is best known for textural, figurative compositions that have an emphasis on hand embroidery often combined with machine stitch and paint. She trained in fashion design at St Martins School of Art and then embroidery at Goldsmith’s College and has exhibited her work widely across the UK, Europe, Japan, the USA  and in Pakistan. She is current chair of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Talk and Workshop info :
Sue Stone - Talk
Date: Friday 13th October 2017
Title: Woman with a Fish
Venue: Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre
Time: 3pm (sharp!)
Free of charge to CTN members (TBC nominal 5 euro charge to non members was suggested but not confirmed !)
A digital presentation one hour in length + Q&A at end
This talk is an introduction Sue Stones work and includes
  • "How I eventually became a Textile artist after a 25 year + career in Fashion Design"
  • "Where I find my inspiration"
  • "A look at my recent work concentrating on portraits and self-portraits".
Sue Stone - 2 Day textile workshop
Date: 14 &15th October 2017
Title: In Conversation with Myself - a Self-Portrait
Venue: Ballyphehane Community Centre, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork.
Time: Sat register/coffee 9.30, workshop 10am to 5pm, & Sun 10am to 5pm
Fee: 120 euro for CTN members, 160 for non-members

In this workshop Sue will explain how to create a self-portrait using hand and/or machine stitch and appliqué. Your own drawings and/or photos will be used as a starting point. Add your own imagination and your own choice your fabrics to reflect your own personality.
Over the 2 day workshop Sue will use her own handling samples to illustrate the processes she uses to make her work. You will focus on the face and hair and look at ways to draw these important elements. You will look, see and select elements to include in your own self portrait, think about your background and transfer your image to fabric. The process will be flexible and you will be able to include your own ideas and processes.
By the end of the workshop you will have the necessary skills to develop your own figurative work further. 
To secure a place on the 2 day textile workshop payment is required in full, please make cheques, drafts or PO's payable to Cork Textiles Network. Do not send cash in the post, but cash payment can be made to Lesley in person if need be.
Send asap to: Lesley Stothers, 4 Laurelwood, Douglas Road, Cork.
Any enquiries to Lesley Stothers
T:         0872987271