MASTERCLASS ARTIST TUTOR
Dorothy Tucker’s research into the design and making of Kantha informs her current work. Kantha is form of embroidered quilt particular to Bengal. Following this tradition she patches and pieces together layers of old worn cloth and then “draws” pictures with traveling lines of running stitch.
Drawing and colour, are central to her work, . When the weather warms up and the days are longer she enjoys being out-of-doors working directly from what she can see and feel around her. Recently venturing into digitally printing drawings of landscape and trees onto cloth. This allows her to keep the immediacy of the drawn mark and patches of colour, which are then extended by adding layers of fine fabrics and areas of stitch. It has also led to creating mixed – media pieces which combine marks and colour made on paper with marks and colour printed on cloth.
She tutors workshops for a variety of groups. These are multi media and creative in approach and introduce free style hand stitching to express ideas for contemporary textiles. With Shared Heritage she devises textile based projects for community groups in London. FULLY BOOKED! Waiting list only please email email@example.com