Repeat Patterning with Hannah Gartside

Online Event

Hannah Gartside
Image details: Hannah Gartside, Illusion Quilt (2016-17) found plain-weave wool and wool crêpe fabric (gift of the Ridolfi family), thread, wool wadding, 115 x 95 x 13 cm. Photographed by Chris Bowes

Repeat Patterning
Collage workshop with Hannah Gartside
4 November 2020, 6.00-7.00 pm

Explore the power of colour and repetition to still the body and move the eye.
Join contemporary artist Hannah Gartside and investigate how patterning found
in the everyday can be used as a basis for material and compositional play.
Devise your own dizzying optical patterns using basic stationary supplies and get an insight
into how Hannah applies this technique into quilt-making and beyond.

Join the fun with what you have on hand!

Suggested materials list:

  • Graph paper (available at the supermarket)
  • A4 sheets of plain paper
  • Textas/coloured pencils and/or lead pencils
  • Paper scissors
  • Glue stick, tape, ruler
  • Fabric scraps, needle, thread
  • Fabric scissors (optional)
  • X-acto knife (optional)

About your host:

Looking back in order to look forward, Hannah Gartside uses found textiles to create installations, sculptures and costumes. The works present ways of experiencing the profound sensuality and subjectivity of our relationships to the physical world, and through them, the immaterial, or sensed world of memory and emotions. In her practice, Gartside uses dress-making processes as well as methods of patchwork quilting, wet-felting, and fabric dyeing (skills accrued during her career as a ballet and theatre costume-maker). Through these labour intensive processes and treatment of materials, Gartside invests in the work a quality of precision, devotion and care. 

This session is made possible with the support of the SSAF grant program.
Closed Captioning is available on request. Please contact Manda Wolf prior to the session via