Sacred Cloth: Textiles of Faith
Join Susan on a journey of discovery. Find out how many of the world’s religions use fabric, thread and textiles in their rituals, ceremonies and beliefs. A
closer look at the history of our relationship with clothcan bring insight and understanding to all people offaith.
As a textile artist, Susan has embarked on a life-transforming journey into the world of colour, design and pattern. Working with textiles has become her
method of self-expression and the focus of her methods of communication.
Susan has studied Design, Patchwork and Embroidery with the prestigious City & Guilds Institute of London,England. She has also studied with various
internationally acclaimed teachers/quilt makers Nancy Crow, Jan Meyers Newbury, Elin Noble, Gail Harker and Ruth Issett. Susan is the recipient of certificates in
both Art and Design and Textile Design/Decoration from the Gail Harker Creative Studies Centre in Washington, USA.
At the conclusion of her presentation, Susan would like our group to continue this journey of discovery by sharing our personal cherished quilts made with repurposed cloth. Bring your old quilts made from sugar sacks, old curtains, discarded clothing, or a memory or crazy quilt from a repurposed textile that commemorates a special event or the life of a person precious to you.
Contribute to continuing the guilds journey into how history and beliefs are reflected in our work.
Susan Purney Mark
Designer, Teacher and Author
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