Monday, April 28, 2014

Workshop Text and Flowers


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Text and Flowers
Tilleke Schwarz

$225 includes 30 lab fee
October 4, 5,  - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Marking linen with initials (monograms) has a long tradition. In order to practice, girls used to stitch a sampler with different sizes of alphabets. In contemporary art (graffiti, folk art, collage) texts still play an important role. In this workshop we will practice letters and texts in different techniques (traditional and free-style) to make a contemporary sampler. 

Tilleke will demonstrate her favorite technique (couching) and show the different ways it can be used. 

We will also practice counted thread stitches (cross stitch). Tilleke will bring some traditional patterns for lettering as samples. 

The second day we will add some flowers. Flowers can be formed completely in stitch but appliqué gives great results too and is much faster. The class will cover both techniques. 

The workshop will have an emphasis on hand embroidery, but it is perfectly all right to incorporate any other (textile) technique or bring your own sewing machine. 

Tilleke joins us from the Netherlands.


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