embroidery from the natural world
In this workshop we'll explore and learn embroidery techniques and stitches and use them to express natural forms, in particular botanical specimens. Use your new knowledge to create your own piece of embroidered artwork, which can be framed or made into something else when you get home.
This price includes entry to the entire Soul Craft Festival for the day of the masterclass.
We will finish the class with an original piece of stitched artwork that could be framed at a later date.
Students will need to bring:
- Small scissors.
- Size 5/10 'Embroidery' sewing needles.
- 6-strand embroidery cotton floss (DMC or Anchor stranded floss, available from most craft shops) in several botanical colours.
- One wooden embroidery hoop, 15cm in diameter.
- Pencil and sketchbook.
- Linen fabric with a tight or medium weave, 1/2 metre, or several small pieces.
Melissa will bring her collection of coloured threads that students are welcome to dip into for extra colours.
This class will suit both beginners and more experienced stitchers. It does require and encourage some degree of adventurous and artistic self-expression.
Beginner - Experienced