Learn to embroider your jeans, your knitting, and anything else you’d like to stitch on! We’ll explore crewel and sashiko styles in this workshop focused on free-form embroidery with thread and wool yarn. Sample different techniques and materials, and learn tips for planning and transferring designs. Come prepared to experiment, have fun, and begin to develop your own personal embroidery style. You’ll leave with plenty of ideas and techniques to help you add unique decorative stitching to your next project.
Experience: All levels/no experience necessary
Materials fee Includes felt for practice stitching, the instructor’s stash of yarns to use in class, and embroidery needles to take home. Students should bring: Any garment or textile you would like to add embroidery to. Optional: Any yarns or threads you would like to incorporate into your stitching, and anything that inspires a design you would like to embroider: photos, materials from nature, words, etc.
Tasha Griffith has been a lover of handmade goods since she was a child. Her mother made most of her clothes and she had access to tools and materials at a young age. Today Tasha is a skilled craftsman specializing in felting, knitting, embroidery, and more. She believes that the key to a more sustainable, empowered, and grounded life can be found by using your hands to make things. In her classes, students gain a strong understanding from her tutorials and cultivate a connection to their projects. Her style of education uses hands-on experimentation and a supportive environment. The goal of Tasha’s workshops is to make sure every person leaves with a new set of skills and ideas that they can enhance and share with others.
$52 members/ $60 non members (Plus $15 materials fee)