Around the World with Embroidery Stitches
THE AUTUMN TERM IS VIA ZOOM
Similar embroidery stitches and techniques are often utilised in countries separated by great distances, and yet they are used to produce a dazzling variety of textiles for a host of different purposes.
In this course we will look at the wide range of effects that can be achieved with embroidery stitches and techniques, by studying and sampling how they are used in various cultures around the world, in both traditional and contemporary contexts.
In the first two terms we will look at common hand embroidery stitches, such as the various forms of running and interlaced running stitch, satin and surface satin stitch, couching, blanket stitch, herringbone and closed herringbone stitch, and chain and detached chain stitch. We will also explore various forms of fabric embellishment, including those achieved with mirrors, metal threads, beads, shells and sequins.
The third term will focus on producing an individual project, based on the skills and techniques learned in the first two terms
The course will consist of practical stitch work and will be taught by PowerPoint presentations, handouts and individual tuition. A stitch dictionary, such as ‘The Embroidery Stitch Bible’ by Betty Barnden or ‘The Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Techniques’ by Pauline Brown, is recommended as a resource for this class, but is not essential.
Materials: Participants will be advised on a weekly basis of the materials and equipment needed to work on a specific topic.
This course is for students with some experience of using embroidery stitches and techniques who wish to extend their knowledge.
- Autumn Term 18 Sept - 11 Dec 2020 (Half term 30 Oct)
- PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
- £219 non-member - 12-week term
- £181 member - 12-week term