Online Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis (Part 1 and 2)
Embroidery is an international language made up from hundreds of stitches. A few of these stitches happen to be the favourite of artist Richard McVetis.
In this online workshop participants 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.
This is an experimental approach to stitch and draws on the imagination of each participant. 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.
There are two parts available:
In part 1 Richard will cover the following stitches:
Straight, running, couching, whipped + laced
In part 2 we look at:
Fly, chain, stem and blanket
These classes are designed to be taken in order but can be taken in any order.
You will need -
Fabric - cotton, linen or wool, or anything you might you want to stitch on
(nothing too tightly woven)
A range of threads
Embroidery/ sewing needles
An embroidery hoop
There will be an artist talk and we talk about materials + equipment.
Please note, this workshop will be hosted over Zoom. Our maximum class size is 11 students.