Lexington arts + crafts
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Learn to embroider on the fragile surface of prints, photographs and other works on paper. Using a needle and thread we will add texture, dimension and meaning to favorite imagery. Students will bring a photo, magazine page, poster, or other 2 dimensional paper images to class. We will spend time considering each individual’s design and then stitch it to life. The properties of paper are different fabric and require adaptations to traditional embroidery methods. Jodi will share her approaches with demos and samples. Work of other embroidery fiber artists will be discussed too.
Beginner-level experience with embroidery is helpful but not necessary.
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisite: Love of story and material
Guild/Sustaining Member: $150
Maximum number of students: 10Guild/Sustaining Member: $150
Materials fee: 20.00 Payable to the teacher in class
Threads, Awl, Cork tile for padding, Fabrics, silks and other mixed materials, Assorted embellishments like artificial flowers and collage items, Tissue paper, Extra imagery
Materials brought by students: - Personal photos, magazine pages, poster, etc. - Embroidery needles - Thimble, scissors and any other favorite sewing tools - Assorted threads and fibers from your stash - Pencil and eraser - A portfolio or anything flat to act as a folder for transporting your in-progress artwork back and forth.
HELEN DAY ART CENTER
Explore the many ways that fiber arts can be transformed from the traditional to the contemporary. Students will learn many methods of stitching, weaving, sewing and other things related to fiber. Discussion of materials, color theory, and the history of fiber are included as we begin with a solid foundation of exercises. Group critiques, individualized instruction and demonstrations are included. No drawing skills are required. Materials list provided.
Fee: 375.00 nonmember, 350.00 member
Materials Fee: $15.00 payable to instructor in class
Schedule: April 14, 15, 16
9:30-4:30 with and hour for lunch
Image: Veiled, 3x4 in., tintype and silk thread