surface embellishment (trapping)

This is a full day workshop in which you will explore the trapping technique, a surface embellishment method used to “trap” flat
elements using such as feathers, leaf skeletons, pieces of fabric etc…between layers of sheer fabric to create a textile.
This traditional textile manipulation technique has endless  applications for producing contemporary pieces such as garments
and upholstery.

This class is split into two halves. Spend the morning learning the possibilities of the technique by incorporating the fabrics and
objects you have brought, which may include feathers, yarns, lace or leather. By lunchtime, you should have completed 3 samples.
In the afternoon you can work on a final sample to refine your skills and further explore the technique.

Saturday 23rd of May 10-4 pm.



Rosanna Ford trained in fashion design and print at Central Saint Martins College in London. She has worked for fashion houses on
four continents, including Diane von Furstenberg in New York, where she designed embellishments for clothing and accessories.
Following her studies she spent time working in India, designing textiles using traditional Indian techniques, and working with
ocal craftspeople. 

Rosanna learnt and refined the technique of chorded quilting during her studies, and after falling in love with the look of chording,
has produced fashion collections showcasing its possibilities. In 2010 she was commissioned by the Turner Prize winning artist
Grayson Perry, to make a garment incorporating chording. The finished opera coat featured fluorescent climbing rope and was
inspired by Japanese rope bondage and astrology.