Thursday, September 24, 2009

Embroidery workshop in October!

I am teaching a 2 hour Intro to Embroidery Workshop at the the fabulous SPACECRAFT in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
If you are around please stop by to learn the basics of embroidery and create a simple one of a kind sampler.

October 10, 1:30-3:30pm
$20- bring your own supplies or purchase before class.
Contact or 718.599.2718 to sign up.
Details are as follows:

In this Introduction to Embroidery workshop each student will begin an original custom sampler. Rather than following a pattern each student will design their sampler with a water soluble marker, using either their own unique handwriting or provided stencils. .
We will learn the most basic skills of preparing the fabric, using the hoop, and threading the needle to finishing the project for final display. 5 traditional embroidery stitches will be taught: the split stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and the ever mysterious french knot. With the skills learned you will be able to continue making beautiful pieces of art or simply embellish items of your own. So bring your creativity and lets get stitching!

Students are encouraged to work with a found, inherited, or vintage linen as their base. If you choose to do so make sure that the linen is either 100% cotton or linen and washed. Students can also work with a raw piece of fabric.
Feel free to bring stencils and quotes that you would like to include in your sampler.

Supplies needed:
a variety of embroidery needles
100% cotton embroidery cloth- amount and color depends upon individual design.
water soluble marker
embroidery hoop
Found linen or 100% cotton/ linen fabric. Size is up to the students decision.


1 comment:

Brittany Noel said...

Congratulations! You've had a few workshops lately, too. Very cool, Joetta.