Textiles Workshop: Parent & Daughters
6th October 2022
A Level Textiles students welcomed prize winning Cheshire based artist, Nikki Parmenter into school today. Nikki had prepared a special session explaining the development of her work from paper pieces to larger mixed media images in which textiles feature strongly. It was an informative visit covering the wide range of different materials Nikki uses in her work, including felt, fabric, threads, beads, metal, acetate, Angelina fibres, wire, hose pipe, pipe cleaners, plastics, jewellery, wood, car spray, paint, padding, metal mesh, felt pens, paper and funky foam to create original highly embellished textiles pieces. The afternoon was superb enrichment for our Sixth Formers studying Textiles, who are planning and producing their own textiles portfolios.
A Parent & Daughter Workshop followed, guided by Nikki. sharing a wide range of examples, materials and discussing the techniques she uses as well as the inspiration behind her pieces. We were delighted to welcome parents into school and were very impressed with the wonderful creations that were produced.
We are welcoming embroidery artist Jess Grady on February the 23rd – booking details to be announced !
Head of Textiles