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In this workshop, participants will create their own textile work to take home using the punch needle tufting technique. Natalya will lead participants through some of the techniques and processes she has employed to create custom textile works in The Interior exhibition. Participants will design their own motif to tuft, extracting imagery from their experiences, in conversation with the artist.

The Interior invites audiences into an exaggerated consultation room playfully furnished for psychoanalysis. A key feature of this installation is 7 rugs, hand-made by the artist with a tufting gun. Consistent with the content of the overall installation, the symbols and motifs embedded in these objects are drawn from Sigmund Freud’s office and case studies. The textile design developed in this workshop by participants will be a motif drawn from personal experience. Punch needling follows the same technique as the mechanised process of using a tufting gun and is an inexpensive and accessible process to learn.

The workshop begins with an interview with the artist at 12:30pm, then moves to the Art studio at 1:00pm. Cost includes all materials, including a tufting kit that participants can take home.


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