Catherine is a Textile and Quilt Artist. Originally from New Zealand she is now based in East Sussex.

Wai-Nga-Awa - Wairau River Valley, Marlborough, NZ

She works with many textural mediums to create very intense and emotionally inspired pieces of wall art. These can be in quilt form or as small textural pictures.

Her inspiration comes from the shapes of the landscape around her which resonate on a deeply spiritual level. She uses her own photographs to capture the many changing moods of the day and the seasons.

Catherine Lawes landscape

Satellite images which show all the amazing patterns formed by nature and man on the surface of the earth are other sources of inspiration.

Her recent 5-year return to New Zealand renewed and deepened her connection to the land of her birth and upbringing; the geology, its history and all cultures living there.

Catherine gives talks about her work and inspiration and offers workshops in several of her techniques.

Rarangi Sunrise – Marlborough, NZ

Creating a wool textured picture with Catherine Lawes, Textile Artist

Cost – £40 all materials included

BOOKING – Please contact Catherine directly via email:  phone: 07580709486

Payment via PayPal or bank transfer before the day

In this class you will play with layering strips of wool fabrics, many different textural yarns and crewel wools to create atmospheric and colourful pictures. These are stitched using cross stitch or couching onto pre-prepared hessian or other open weave fabrics. Basic sewing skills only required.

The finished piece can be mounted onto card and framed in a ready made 12” (30 cm) box frame.

All materials and sewing notions are provided.

More information about Catherine can be found HERE