Engage with a traditional artform in a contemporary context as you explore free form embroidery and employ upcycling principles with an awareness of textile waste.
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Engage with a traditional artform in a contemporary context as you explore free form embroidery. Apply upcycling principles and an awareness of textile waste to create a unique piece of hoop art. In this class you will create a simple botanically inspired embroidery design that uses recycled fabrics and threads to make a beautiful and eco-friendly piece of wall art. Learn how to make yarn from old t-shirts. Master the simple stitch technique of couching. Connect with slow stitching principles as you come to class and sew by hand in a friendly and fun environment.
Morning session: Learn how to make T-shirt yarn and get your materials ready for the making of the project. Draw inspiration from nature and design your embroidery. Watch a demonstration of couching and start work on your personal design.
One hour lunch break
Afternoon session: Work on your personal design. Learn how to finish your design within its stitching hoop for easy display as a piece of wall art
Stella Carruthers is a mixed media and textile artist with a practice that focuses on repurposing materials to give them new life. She is interested in exploring domestic stories. Both those inside the home and from the garden. Her choice of materials reflects this with her passion for textiles which have long acted as a kind of domestic currency.