Embroidery 101: Hoops - SOLD OUT -
"Embroidery traditionally [has been] regarded as women’s work and the teaching of embroidery as a means of preparing young women for domesticity." Well we say, fuck that shit. Embroider as art; embroider because it's fun; embroider because you want to embroider.
Join Madeline, our resident subversive embroiderer, to learn embroidery basics. First we'll practice stitching, and then you'll embroider your own piece, with one-on-one assistance from Madeline as needed.
In this workshop, you will:
- choose your hoop size
- choose your fabric and embroidery thread
-learn these stitches: back stitch, straight stitch, lazy daisy, and french knot
- practice on scrap fabric
- set up your hoop to create your own take-home art
- receive classroom and one-on-one instruction as needed
- leave with your finished art, or at least a started embroidery piece and the skills and tools you need to finish!
All materials provided (and snacks, of course!). No experience necessary.
"I have never worried that embroidery's association with femininity, sweetness, passivity and obedience may subvert my work's feminist intention. Femininity and sweetness are part of women's strength. Passivity and obedience, moreover, are the very opposites of the qualities necessary to make a sustained effort in needlework. What's required are physical and mental skills, fine aesthetic judgement in colour, texture and composition; patient during long training: and assertive individuality of design (and consequence disobedience of aesthetic convention). Quiet strength need not be mistaken for useless vulnerability."
― Rozsika Parker, The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Reservations required. No kids. Workshops are refundable up to 48 hours in advance. 1 spot is for 1 person unless otherwise noted. Email hello [at] madeatcraft.com with questions.
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