INTRODUCTION TO EMBROIDERY
June 19, 2019 12-4pm
Embroidery is an ancient textile art form used by cultures around the world to adorn their clothes, tell stories, use in ceremony, and even connect to the divine. In this course, we will cover the basics of hand embroidery techniques along with some embroidery history tid bits and a helpful mindset. Whether you are an embroidery beginner or want to freshen up on your needle work skills, whether you love structured projects or just love to wing it, this class is for you!
In this workshop, taught by artist and designer Maggie Dimmick (founder of Ethel Studio), you will learn stitches including running stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, cross stitch, feather stitch, and french knots, just to name a few. These basic stitches are the building blocks for more complicated stitches and projects: once you learn the basics, the possibilities are endless! You will also learn key aspects of planning embroidery projects: composition, color palette & material selection, scale, and choosing which stitches to use when. This will be a space to explore your own creative voice and style in embroidery to build your own aesthetic which is truest to you. We will provide a variety of base fabrics to choose from, thread and all necessary tools, but if you have a project base fabric in mind (such as a certain fabric or garment), feel free to bring it along. Otherwise, come as you are!
LOCATION: Winsome Goods // 201 6th St. SE #2 Minneapolis