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Richard McVetis: ‘A Stitch Drawn'- The Art of Hand Embroidery

£65.00

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.

The workshop is 10 - 4pm

Information for art workshops:
Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different workshop)

All materials and use of equipment are included, however you may wish to bring a basic sewing kit.

Please bring a packed lunch. However cold drinks, tea & coffee will be provided.

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult.

Please be aware the workshop artists retain the intellectual property to their own ideas- you cannot go into business making, or running workshops showing copies of the artists work. You can however use the ideas for personal use and with your own students, if you are a teacher.