STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - MARCH 2024

£60.00
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - MARCH 2024
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - MARCH 2024
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - MARCH 2024
  • STITCH ACTION ONLINE WORKSHOP - MARCH 2024

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

Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads, change 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.

The timing of this workshop is good for anyone in the Far East or Australia.

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PART 1 - 2.5hrs £60

Sunday, March 10th, 2024
4.00 - 6.30 pm (GMT)

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

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PART 2 - 2.5hrs £60

Sunday, March 17th, 2024
4.00 - 6.30 pm (GMT)

We will explore the following stitches: back / stem / blanket / chain

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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.

The times stated are British Summer Time. Please adjust according to your timezone.

You will need:

Fabric - cotton, linen or wool, or anything you might 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:

McVetis is interested in how a process, specifically stitch, can reveal a world seen from within and from a scale that can tell us much more about ourselves, about our trajectories in space, our interactions, and networks of processes that act as a catalyst for transformation within our lives.

Finalist of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, Richard’s artwork has been celebrated in galleries, art fairs, and museums worldwide, including Iceland, Ukraine, Pakistan, South Korea, UAE, and the USA. Richard has been a finalist for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2011 and 2017, a finalist for the Cheongju International Craft Prize in 2015, and was selected to be part of the British Pavilion, Form + Motion at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in 2017. In addition, he has taught extensively and has been invited to run masterclasses at several institutions, including the Royal College of Art.

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

www.richardmcvetis.co.uk