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Arlene Shawcross Workshop on 1st-2nd of February 2014

“I work mostly using the technique of free-machine embroidery often stitching onto a soluble background which is later dissolved away to create a lace – like effect, or I combine my stitching with my own hand-dyed silks and velvets. I create individual wall pieces, garments and accessories. I teach workshops in fremachine embroidery and related textile techniques and enjoy working to commission.”

Arlene Shawcross

– Completed teacher training in Bath, U.K. in 1973 with main subjects in Education, Music and Design.
– Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music in Piano Teaching 1987
– City and Guilds qualifications in Creative Embroidery, 1991 and 1993 at Fareham College
– Diploma in Stitched Textiles with distinction from East Berkshire College Windsor in 1999 – Moved to Ireland in 2008 Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen in U.K.,the Textile Society, Cork Textiles Network and Irish Patchwork Society

Arlene has exhibited widely in Ireland and the U.K. Mairin O’Brien Flegg Memorial Award for contemporary embroidery from the RDS 2011 and she is a member of Cork Textile Network.

Here is the result of the weekend workshop
bronwen m_1a cecilia n claire m elaine d fiona b_1 fiona b_2
ita_2 katrina_1
maree m mary g_1
thelma d_1