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Intro to Embroidery for Fashion & Textiles


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Description

Interested in learning the art of garment embellishment and embroidery? In this 2-day workshop you will be introduced to many easy and decorative stitches to embroider your own motif design onto textiles.

 

We Will Cover:

  • Key surface stitches, such as stem stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, satin stitch, couching, French knots, Turkey stitch and spider wheels
  • Learn how to ‘play’ with these key stitches. You will learn to create a petal stitch by combining a stem stitch and chain stitch, use a satin stitch for shading, and work padding to make it look 3Dimensional
  • There will be samples and images of embroidery on textiles to study and inspire you
  • A kit including, fabric for the sample work, needles and threads, will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.

 

BYO:

  • A small hoop frame, which can be bought at Lincraft or Spotlight
  • A pair of small, sharp scissors
  • For the second session: a small designed motif e.g. a bird (preferably your own design). Stitches will be suggested for your motif
  • Your glasses, if you need them for close work
  • Bring a camera for photographing the samples and images that will be brought into the workshop. Also bring a notepad and pencil/pen. A kit including, fabric for the sample work, needles and threads for the 1st day, will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Mary Brown has trained at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in London. Her expertise ranges from surface stitching, gold work embroidery and bead and sequin embroidery, and she has published a book on Goldwork Embroidery. Mary worked as a Visual Arts teacher in Senior Colleges until 2003, where she introduced stitching and embroidery as an important means for expression, mainly for Art Wearables. Since 2007,  she has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, delivering lectures on embroidery and running embroidery workshops for all 2nd year students in Fashion & Textile Design. Mary also designs and creates embroidered garments and textiles for exhibition. You can find more information about her amazing work at www.marybrowndesigns.com


PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 

Parking 

We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.


Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Key surface stitches, such as stem stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, satin stitch, couching, French knots, Turkey stitch and spider wheels
  • Learn how to ‘play’ with these key stitches. You will learn to create a petal stitch by combining a stem stitch and chain stitch, use a satin stitch for shading, and work padding to make it look 3Dimensional
  • There will be samples and images of embroidery on textiles to study and inspire you
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • A small hoop frame, which can be bought at Lincraft or Spotlight. A pair of small, sharp scissors
  • For the second session: a small designed motif e.g. a bird (preferably your own design). Stitches will be suggested for your motif. Your glasses, if you need them for close work.
  • Bring a camera for photographing the samples and images that will be brought into the workshop. Also bring a notepad and pencil/pen. A kit including, fabric for the sample work, needles and threads for the 1st day, will be provided and is included in the cost of the workshop.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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Sally

30 July 2019 • Intro to Embroidery for Fashion & Textiles

Mary's delivery of information was clear and well paced. She is willing to break the boundaries of traditional needlecraft, so as such it was an excellent introduction to this practice.