A one-day workshop with textile artist and embroidery expert, Jess De Wahls.
Jess is known across the world for her hand-sewn relief portraits of famous females made from up-cycled clothing, along with her intricate embroideries of flowers, women, and their anatomy. Her ongoing Big Swinging Ovaries began in 2014 as a series of statement embroidery pieces made to challenge gender imbalance. The project has taken Jess around the globe to teach people how to embroider in her own unique style and how to use craft to encourage social change.
TIME: 10am-3.30pm, please arrive from 9.30am
LOCATION: TOFT studio, TOFT Manor, Dunchurch, Warwickshire CV22 6NR
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: How to create an intricate embroidery of your favourite flower. Jess will provide you with your own customised floral pattern, and then guide you through the entire process, from transferring designs onto fabric, mounting hoops, to choosing different colours and learning the stitches to embroider your piece onto recycled fabric, or a piece of your own clothing (which you can bring along).
With her vast experience working with different textiles and media, Jess offers a unique and contemporary twist on this traditional craft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE: A custom-made embroidery pattern of your choice made by Jess along with an embroidery kit with all the necessary tools and materials to complete your design. The kit contains an embroidery hoop, needles, thread snips, stitch instructions and your personalised embroidery pattern along with a choice of fabric to stitch on. With hands-on tuition from embroidery aficionado, Jess, plus complimentary hot drinks, a slice of cake, and a lunch option of your choice.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Nothing.
SKILLS NEEDED: None. This workshop is suitable for total beginners.
NUMBER ON WORKSHOP: max 10
REFRESHMENTS: This full-day workshop includes lunch at no extra cost. We’ll be in touch to discuss your options and your dietary requirements.
This workshop is for over 13s only.
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