Sunday, November 6, 2011

Make Thankful Stitches at Etsy Labs with me !!!!

For this week’s Craft Night, we will be celebrating PUSH Stitchery, a new book that profiles the cutting-edge creative work of 30 top stitching artists from around the world. Joetta Maue, an Etsy artist featured in the book, will be leading a special embroidery sampler centered around the theme of gratitude.

Tonight’s guest teacher, Joetta Maue is a full-time artist, curator, and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries and images exploring the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy. Joetta’s work has been shown throughout galleries and museums across the country. She authors the textile arts blog Little Yellowbird. More of her work can be found in her Etsy shop and on her website.

Craft Night: “Let’s Be Thankful” Gratitude Sampler

Make your very own hand-stitched sampler expressing gratitude and thanks just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Each participant will decide on one word or a short statement that expresses gratitude in one way or another. With your own hand you will build this statement out of stitches into a wonderful piece of art. Two basic stitches, the satin stitch and split stitch, will be demonstrated. This is a great project to capture the rewarding meditative quality of embroidery and to make a unique object for your home or as a gift to give away.

I love working on found and vintage linens and encourage participants to please bring a found or inherited handkerchief, tea towel, or small linen doily to work on.

Work from other artists from the book PUSH Stitchery will also be on view during Craft Night, and copies of the book will be available.

Where: 55 Washington Street, Suite 712 (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
: Monday, November 7 . Demos will be held at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. At each demo Joetta will walk us through the process. Then you’ll have time to hang out and work on your own project.
Webcast: If you can’t make it in person, we will be hosting a live Online Lab at 3:30 p.m. ET.

A photo from the last Craft Night.

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