Embossed Velvet Lilies: A 2-Day Workshop with Textile Artist Bridget Bailey
Traveling from the UK to Vancouver, Crafted Vancouver is pleased to feature Textile Artist and Milliner Bridget Bailey in this exclusive workshop as part of our International Workshop Series.
Bridget Bailey is known for her intriguing ideas, observations and very particular skills with materials. Over a career spanning almost 4 decades, Bridget has created pleated scarves for Liberty, designed and made hats for many clients including Jean Muir and Saks Fifth Avenue, and brought her Pea Pod jewellery to the V&A. From textile taxidermy, to entomological millinery, Bridget Bailey’s artworks explore the natural world, combining intriguing ideas and observations with her very particular making skills.
Trained in textiles at Farnham, and with a background in millinery, Bridget now works as an artist, making one-off pieces for exhibitions and as commissions. She has also developed an international reputation as a teacher over the last 10 years.
What better setting than VanDusen Botanical Garden in spring to learn this wonderful technique for embossing and wiring petals without expensive tools. The flowers are very sculptural and keep their shape using these versatile techniques.
Demonstrated techniques include:
- Dying and colouring silk
- Making embossing plates for leaves and petals.
- Wiring petals
- Flower centres with pollen
- Binding stems