Learn embroidery in a beginner-friendly workshop with a Texas theme. Take in some fresh air and slow down for an afternoon of craft in a family-friendly park. We will be inspired by images of Texas to create an original piece of embroidery. From blue bonnets to cattle, from catci to tacos--we'll create embroidery that's (metaphorically) as big as Texas. Choose from unique Texas-themed embroidery patterns. Complete one design or make a collage with multiple images, if you don't mind finishing your work at home! Learn the technique of embroidery while exploring your creativity through mark-making and color selection. You will leave with the skills to create your own works of embroidery. The workshop will cover: choosing materials, selecting a pattern, transferring an image to fabric, splitting thread, threading your needle, satin stitch, back stitch, and couching stitch. All materials for the workshop are provided. If you'd like to continue your embroidery at home, an embroidery starter kit will be available for an additional cost.
I'm an embroidery artist and arts educator. I teach community art classes. I write an arts blog, Certain Slant of Light about contemporary art and my own work. I'm also a native Texan with a deep love of the state. I originally learned to embroider through a workshop, and have been creating ever since. I look forward to sharing my love of embroidery with you.
The workshop will take place outdoors, in the family-friendly Glencoe Park. The park's pavilion provides cover from the sun and rain, with plenty of work-space on picnic tables. We will go to an alternate indoor location if the weather is too cold for comfort!
- An embroidery starter kit will be available for an additional $7, if you would like to finish your work at home. -Let me know of any dietary restrictions!
'Big & Bright' Embroidery in the Park