Workshop: Appliqué Bunting
Drawing on the surface design techniques of the summer exhibitions, this workshop will bring together stitches and symbols in the form of appliqué bunting. Although bunting is often seen as decoration, Thompson will discuss the history of appliqué and how the international textile trade has influenced this resourceful technique. Each participant will create their own triangular “tammy” flag, embellished with appliqué and embroidery stitches learned in the workshop. All materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring textiles and scraps of fabric to be incorporated into their flag. Participants must be over the age of 12.