Smart Aleck Stitching: the Practice & History of Contemporary Embroidery

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In this five day course you will create a sampler cloth with text while learning about the history of contemporary embroidery. Students will be introduced to several useful stitches including cross stitch, running stitch, back stitch, and stem stitch.

Students will explore design techniques as they put to use the variety of stiches learned. There will be plenty of in-class studio time to work on your sampler as the instructor circulates to help with any stitching questions.

To put the practice of embroidery into context, the instructor will lead conversations and slide shows highlighting contemporary needlework artists and the history of embroidery.  

By the end of the course you will be able to design your own text based embroidery piece and stitch using a selection of fundamental stitches.

For the first class please come prepared with a sentence or phrase that you would like to stitch. 

Instructor: Margaret Timbrell


Class Fee: $175
Dates: 6/12-7/10
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Number of meetings: 5
Location: Fort Mason, Bldg B
Rm: 205
Materials Fee (pay to the instructor):  $10