Online Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis (Part 1 and 2)

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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. 

Materials: 
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
Scissors
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.