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Hannah Lamb, UK: Personal Landscape Narratives

Hannah Lamb works across a broad range of techniques including embroidery, print, natural dyeing and cyanotype. Her creative practice is concerned with personal responses to places and collections, creating a detailed and considered response to her surroundings. She has exhibited widely in the UK, as well as creating work to commission and is a member of the 62 Group of textile artists.

Hannah graduated with a first class BA (Hons) Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2001 and later returned to complete an MA in Textiles in 2010. Hannah has lectured in stitched textiles and surface design at Bradford School of Art, since 2004.

Personal Landscape Narratives

This course will take inspiration from Hannah Lamb’s work ‘In Search of Green’ in which garments and fragments of clothing are used as a ‘canvas’ for her responses to the landscape around her. Hannah will introduce her working processes and lead workshops in translating personal responses to landscape into abstracted marks, stitches and motifs. The main areas of enquiry will include drawing / mark-making, hand stitch, cyanotype print and dye. Each participant will choose a garment (or section of a garment) as the basis for their work. The emphasis is not towards creating wearable fashion pieces; but using items of clothing to embody our place in the world.

This workshop is suitable for those with experience of developing their own creative ideas, either through a college course or independent practice. You should be confident with basic hand embroidery stitches. A spirit of creative curiosity and inquisitiveness is essential.