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Stitch a Story - Embroider with a Purpose. Workshop with Kathryn Clark

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This workshop will focus on translating a found or created image into a hand stitched narrative embroidery with embellishment.

Students will learn how to:

  • simplify and prepare an image for embroidery
  • learn various image transfer techniques
  • go over the different threads, needles and tools used for embroidery
  • choose the most effective embroidery stitches to relate to your image/text
  • basic embroidery stitching techniques including various ways to stitch text
  • ways to embellish your embroidery beyond stitching: i.e. beading, paint, etc.
  • look at some examples of forward thinking embroidery artists around the world

Students will be provided with an embroidery kit that includes everything they’ll need to create the project. Students should come prepared with several images/drawings they would like to embroider, scaled down to fit in a 5 inch area. Please bring multiple Xeroxed copies of the images as we will be playing around withtransfer techniques and one of them uses Xerox copies (not laser).

Kathryn Clark Refugee Stories

Kathryn Clark Embroidery

Date: August 26, 12-4pm

Skill level: Beginner - Advanced

Instructor: Kathryn Clark

Supplies: Embroidery supplies included with class

Kathryn Clark

About the instructor: Kathryn Clark works with the traditional textile mediums of embroidery and quilting to document global societal issues. Born and raised in the Deep South, Kathryn experienced and witnessed the effects of poverty firsthand. A move to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1990’s posed a stark contrast to her upbringing, informing her current work. Kathryn Clark’s recent work explores global issues ranging from the US foreclosure crisis to international border controls. Inspired by the pattern and scale of human manipulation on the planet, her work questions the long-range implications this has on our environment, society and economics. She relays these stories onto cloth, creating a historical document of our times.

Her work has been featured in The Craft Companion, 2016, Quilts and Human Rights, 2016 and Craft for the Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection, 2015 as well as American Craft Magazine, Planning Magazine, Uppercase and New American Paintings. Her Washington, DC quilt is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Her work, Refugee Stories, will be on display in the Hello Stitch Gallery from August 1 - August 31.

*This class comes with one free hour of lab time at Hello Stitch. Stay later and keep working on your project with the help of the Hello Stitch Staff!

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