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Embroidered Rusty Textile Collage Workshop


Treasure Map, 6x6in by Kathy Johnson

Find out what the “Slow Stitch” movement is all about.  In this workshop combine embroidery, weathered bits of metal and rusted fabric to create a one of a kind textile collage. Learn 4 basic embroidery stitches (running, back, seed and the French knot) that will be used as decorative elements and also to attach a variety of items including metal washers, nails, stained cheesecloth, fabric strips, yarn and buttons to pre-rusted fabric. The shape, color and texture of these items as well as the pattern on the fabric will help guide you in the freestyle composition of your collage.

Each participant will receive an 8” square of pre rusted fabric, a 6” wood embroidery hoop and 2 embroidery needles. Instructions for making your own rusted fabric will be provided .  All supplies are included but feel free to bring any small lightweight rusty metal bits and/or embroidery floss you may want to use in your work.  Suitable for all levels, beginners and experienced alike. No previous embroidery experience is needed.

Embroidery is a stitching skill teaching artist Kathy Johnson feels fortunate to have had passed down to her at an early age by her grandmother and mother. She now works in the mediums of collage and eco printing and enjoys incorporating stitching into these two art forms whenever possible.

Date:  Sunday, October 7

Time:  1-4pm

Cost: $45 plus $10 material fee paid to instructor; Members save $4.50

Membership starts at $45 per year and offers 10% discount on art instruction* as well as 10% off select Store items at the Gallery. *Does not apply to summer camps. Click here to become a Member

Location:  Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

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