In this workshop you will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. We will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make. We will explore the following stitches: straight / running / seeding / couching / whipped + laced / back / fly / chain / blanket. Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw. Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the most simple of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed.
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Workshops & Part Time Courses
Unit Twelve Gallery, Tixall nr Stafford ST18 0XX
5th September, 10-4pm
Stitch - Interiors