April 5, 10:30-5 PM
Manhatten (exact location TBA)
Shift into slow. It’s been said that when you hand stitch, the goodness flows from heart to hand. There is magic there.
Stamps and stencils will aid in developing imagery on linen. I’ll cover embroidery stitches and collaging with fabric with the simplicity of needle and thread.
Hand stitching is a slow process. As you get lost in the stitching, ideas begin to expand and the your piece will organically take shape. Today we will listen to those whispers and allow ourselves to play with this ancient art.
I hope you’ll join me. Hand stitch has been a long and magical journey for me. I look forward to sharing it.
Supplies to bring to class:
Embroidery Needles, asst'd sizes
Fabric for your base, such as linen: old napkins or table cloth is the weight you want, thrift shops are a perfect source. Stains/tears/wear will be covered up
Pencils, marking tools
Pitt pen, dark gray (if you have them or other permanent markers bring them along)
embroidery threads: DMC or similar, 8 skeins
Embroidery Hoop, 6-8”
Fabric scraps, trims, ribbons (avoid batiks)
Stamps, not too highly detailed
ink pads: VersaColor, VersaMagic, ColorBox
small spray bottles for use with stencils
I will supply backing fabrics, textile medium and acrylic paints for stenciling
Fabric scraps to share
extra needles (Chenille needles) and threads