In this 4 hour workshop you will learn basic stitches that will allow you to create either a traditional sampler following the guidelines provided by history or to create a completely unique piece. With the skills learned you will be able to continue making beautiful pieces of art or simply embellish items of your own. In this class you will begin a piece that you take home to finish. You are encouraged to bring quotes and text that inspires you and to work with found linens.
Learn basic embroidery stitches.
You will need the following materials. You can feel free to bring your own, or full kits will be available for purchase from the instructor for an additional cost of $14.
- Cotton Dmc Embroidery Floss.
- Embroidery Needle
- Embroidery hoop (6-8 in recommended)
- Water Soluble Fabric Marker
- Basic Cotton or Linen Fabric
Vintage linens will also be available for purchase.
Joetta Maue is full time artist, curator, and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries and images exploring the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy. Joetta received her BFA from Ohio State University and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Joetta’s work has been shown throughout galleries and museums across the country. Joetta has upcoming solo shows at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY and The Art Complex Gallery in Portland, IN. She will also have selected works in the Self- Fabricated exhibit at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA in 2012. Joetta authors the popular textile arts blog Little Yellowbird as well as being a regular contributor to the online journal Mr. X Stitch & the Textile Arts Center blog.
Saturday, February 18, 10AM-2PM
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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.