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XO Stitch Club

A fun and relaxing open format pop-up hand embroidery workshop series that allows for a range of skill levels.
I create a custom sampler or project for each event, plus all supplies and a kit are included in your ticket price.

Spring 2019

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PRESENTED

IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH MAKE ATX

 

Saturday May 25
3-6pm
At Make ATX

$45

Curious Stitch:
Creative Sequins & Recycled Embellishments

Play with contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques, looking at how to build pattern, texture, and accent. Experiment with color and use a variety recycled materials to add layer and texture and turn into fabulous embellishments.

 

All materials for this class are included, but you are welcome to bring along any bits and pieces you’ve been collecting you would like to incorporate into your samples, such as found materials, beads, fiber scraps, hardware supplies, etc.

During March and April, my artist residency "Curious Stitch" at the Austin Public Library explores use of unusual materials and collaborative exploration. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the residency and exhibit hosted in the youth department at APL downtown central branch.

Recycled Sequins Tickets

Saturday June 22
3-6pm
At Make ATX

$55

Sashiko Mending

Sashiko is a traditional mending stitch technique developed in Japan that is both decorative and utilitarian. It is meditative and mindful hand stitch practice, allowing us to connect with the Slow Fashion movement through creative, thoughtful repair, using reinforcing stitches to layer fabric, mend holes and tears, to strengthen and prolong the life of garments. The stitches take on aspects of decorative embroidery through repeating geometric patterns.

In the workshop we'll go over some stitch patterns, then I will work with you to design your individual mend for a pair of jeans or other garment, or you can practice on stitch samplers. 

Learn: basics of Sashiko stitches for mending, how to create your own patterns, materials and mending techniques. 

Bring: something you want to mend (jeans, denim jacket, heavier shirt, etc. are good items to start with). 

I will provide: Scraps of denim, linen, and other special pieces to create patches and all the tools and supplies you need. 

 

You'll go home with: a Sashiko mending kit including a variety of sashiko and other specialty mending threads, needles, a darning mushroom, pattern instruction. 

Sashiko Tickets

 

Since 2017 we've held pop-up workshops on all kinds of embroidery, hand stitching and hand crafts, at Make ATX, Bunny's Designs, the Cloth Pocket, Valli & Kim, Austin Tinkering School. 

If you'd like book an event for your group or workplace, e-mail me!