June 6 Stitching the Desert

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June 6 Stitching the Desert

70.00

Saturday, June 6, 3-6pm
Location: 817 W. Davis Street #110
Instructor: Erin Frisch
# of Students: 4-15

High reaching ridges of saguaro cacti. Hot sun warming expanses of sand. Prickly pear dotted with crimson blooms. 

Translate images of the desert into an original work of embroidery. Students will combine different elements of the desert to construct their own desert landscapes. Students will also have the ability to use provided embroidery patterns or draw their own design.

Class will include and overview of embroidery techniques including: selecting materials, pattern making, preparing your hoop, and “painting” with thread using the satin stitch. Creativity in color selection, stitching, and following your instinct is highly encouraged with guidance from the instructor. This workshop is beginner-friendly, but all levels are welcome. 

Students will take home their own starter embroidery kit that includes hoop, cotton fabric, needle, thread snips, and embroidery patterns.

Workshop Outline:

  1. Introduction: History of Embroidery and Finding Inspiration in the Desert

  2. Prepping Fabric for the Hoop, Transferring Pattern to Fabric

  3. Threading Needle, Satin Stitch, Creative Mark Making with Thread

  4. Finishing Your Hoop

Erin is an embroidery artist who specializes in painting with thread. She has taught community embroidery workshops at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, and Oil and Cotton. Erin is currently pursuing her M.A. in Art Education at U.T. Austin and is an Education Graduate Fellow at the Blanton Museum of Art. In her free time, she likes to write for her arts blog, Certain Slant of Light, and cuddle with her cat Theodore.

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