Embroidery is an ancient technique used for decorating clothing and textiles. It is an amazing way to add colour and character to clothing, or it can be an art form all by itself, for framing and display. Embroidery was used commonly from the medieval period through to the early 19th century, and was done by individuals in the household and by professionals in the embroidery guilds. It can be made to include pearls, beads, precious metal threads and all the colours of the rainbow, using wool, cotton and silk threads.
This beginner seminar will teach the basics of embroidery, and is appropriate for complete beginners. All materials will be provided, and covered by the seminar fees. Participants can expect to learn a number of basic stitches and then will be able to work on a project of their choice. Inspirational material will be provided but feel free to bring any images you think you might want to use in your design. Participants may bring an article of clothing they wish to decorate. Keep in mind that embroidery does not work well on stretchy fabrics. If there is a piece of fabric you would particularly like to use as your background feel free to bring it as well.
Embroidery for Beginners
Location: Woodbine and Danforth ( contact for precise location)
Date: May 2nd/ June 8th
Time: 12 - 5
You can also call 416-523-1625 for more info.