Gina Pierce, textiles artist, designer, UCA PhD

A three hours taster workshop for creatives who are open to explore ways to get inspiration from archive

Event details

  • 20 May 2023 - 20 May 2023

    11:00 - 14:00 (GMT)

    UCA, 21 Ashley Road, Epsom, England, KT18 5BE

Gina Pierce

Workshop description

Participants will be introduced to the patterns inspired by the Parker Knoll archive, starting with a detailed look at the designs produced by Gina Pierce in the Link Gallery.

Gina will then demonstrate the process of hand stencilling to decorate fabric, and the use of the equipment that is provided. There will be examples of previously decorated tote bags and tea towels.

Participants will create their own designs using the stencils and dyes provided, on the tea towel and/or tote bag.

All materials provided:

  • Tote bags and tea towels
  • A range of stencil brushes
  • Water based fabric dyes, ready mixed
  • Pre-cut stencils
  • Fabric for testing the stencils
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic gloves
  • Scissors
  • Newsprint for monoprint stencils

The event is FREE but booking is essential. To book click here 

Gina Pierce Profile

Gina completed an MA in Textiles at Central Saint Martins since when she has designed and produced printed artwork, fabrics and wallpapers, selling in Europe and the US. Her interest in using historical archives started with a project studying the Huguenot fabrics, the ‘Spitalfields Silks’, leading to the curation of the Fabric of the City exhibition and symposium. In 2017 she organised The Big Blanket, a charity project for Crisis at Christmas, in which volunteers created fifty blankets inspired by an antique floral textile, which when assembled recreated the floral.

Gina has been a senior lecturer at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University teaching on under-graduate degree courses for many years. Most recently, she completed her PhD at UCA Farnham, studying the use of archives to engage the public and to inspire creativity.

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