Welcome to The Crafty Stitcher where you can see the work of artist Bernadette Jones and find out about a range of Dressmaking, Sewing and Creative Textile Classes and Courses that are on offer in the Taunton and Wellington area of West Somerset.
An original training in theatrical costume design was followed by an initial career as a secondary school teacher. Since 2008 my time has been spent teaching adult sewing classes and workshops whilst developing as an artist in Sculptural Textiles.
The theatrical elements are evident in my figurative sculptures that develop from a narrative and usually involve symbolic natural elements. I use wire, textiles, paper clay and acrylic media and employ construction techniques that avoid the need for firing, carving or casting thus allowing for a relatively fast and responsive sculptural process.
My Sewing Classes are informal, fun and suitable for both complete beginners and more advanced dressmakers, as well as those interested in creative textile techniques.
Let's work together.........
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