STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY

£50.00
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - JANUARY

In this online workshop participants will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it, and why you do it. We will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make.

Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw. Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the most simple of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed.

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PART 1 - 2.5hrs £50

Sunday, January 23rd 2022
5.00 - 7.30pm (GMT)

or

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
9.00 - 11.30 am (GMT)

We will explore the following stitches: straight/running/couching/whipped + laced
There will be an artist talk and we talk about materials + equipment.

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PART 2 - 2.5hrs £50

Sunday, January 30th 2022
5 - 7.30pm (GMT)

or

Saturday, January 29th, 2022
9.00 - 11.30am (GMT)

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TIMES STATED ARE UK (GMT)

If you are only attending one class, start with PART 1. The course is designed to be taken in sequence.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link with instructions on connecting will be sent to you before the class.

Workshops are not recorded.

Refunds can only be issued if I can fill the workshop place. If you cannot attend, then there may be a possibility to move you to another class, but this cannot be guaranteed.

You will need:

Fabric - cotton, linen or wool, or anything you might you want to stitch on (nothing too tightly woven)
A range of threads
Embroidery/ sewing needles
Scissors
An embroidery hoop

If you need supplies:

https://raystitch.co.uk/
https://www.loopknittingshop.com/

About your tutor:

Finalist of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, Richard McVetis is a British artist/maker known for his meticulously embroidered drawings and sculptures. His artistic practice centres on his training as an embroiderer through traditional hand stitch techniques and mark making. Using laboured and meticulously worked wools and multiples of embroidered dots and crosses, he explores the similarities between pen on paper and thread on fabric, employing a limited vocabulary of mark-making and deliberately subdued colour to create a binary simplicity.

McVetis is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2008; he lives and works in London.

www.richardmcvetis.co.uk
Instagram @richardmcvetis