AUG 15 & 22, 2019
Instructor: Kathryn Clark
Spend a day learning how to use basic embroidery techniques to create your own improvisational embroidery sampler. Love to garden or read poetry? Perhaps you’re passionate about jazz? Bring along images and text of your favorite things and learn how to embroider them onto cloth. This class will encourage you to experiment with traditional stitches in unique and spontaneous ways. You’ll leave with your own personal embroidery sampler. All levels welcome.
- look at examples of traditional and contemporary embroidery artists around the world
- simplify and prepare an image for embroidery
- learn various image transfer techniques
- go over the different threads, needles and tools used for embroidery
- choose the most effective embroidery stitches to relate to your image/text
- learn basic embroidery stitching techniques including various ways to stitch text
$20 supply fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Students are welcome to bring some favorite thread (6 strand embroidery floss, pearl cotton, lightweight yard etc) and any extra fabric, at least 12”x12”.
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Kathryn Clark is a conceptual artist who uses traditional textile mediums to document global societal issues. She relays these stories onto cloth, creating a historical document of our times. A former urban planner, she has shifted her passion of geography and mapping into her artwork. Her work is exhibited widely across the U.S. and has been featured in several publications includingThe Craft Companion, Quilts and Human Rights and Craft for the Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection. Her Washington, DC Foreclosure quilt is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.