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Needle & Thread: Designing with Embroidery- Family & Community Workshop (Online)

 Family & Community Art Workshop

Join us for a three-session hands on virtual workshop! This inter-generational workshop is open to community members and families of all ages.* Participants will learn some basic embroidery stitches, how to use them to create imagery, and finally, how to use these stitches to mend their clothing into stylish new garments. Embroidery is a technique of using sewn lines in fabric to make a design, pattern, or image in thread, and can also be used to embellish or repair fabric or clothing. It is a meditative art form that can be practiced by all ages.

*Children under 10 years old should be supervised by an adult. Please review material list.

Class 1- Basic Embroidery Stitches- Learn 5-8 basic embroidery stitches
Class 2- Design- Create imagery using embroidery stitches
Class 3- Mend- Lean how to apply embroidery stitches to mend clothing in fashionable new garments.

Required Supplies
-2 Muslin or some other lightweight cotton fabric squares each measuring 12 x 12 inches
-8 inch diameter embroidery hoop
-Embroidery needles
-A variety of embroidery floss
-Pencils and/or fabric pens

Participants are responsible for purchasing materials for this class.  Class materials are NOT included with tuition. Art kits are available for an additional fee of $25 if you register by March 15th.
Curbside Pickup & Shipping Information

Schedule: Saturdays, 11:00 am-12:30pm
Session Dates:  March 20, 27,  April 3

Tuition $75

Sliding scale!

Inter-generational, all ages

  • Tuition: $75
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Michelle Wilson
  • 3 Classes
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 — April 3, 2021
  • 11:00 — 12:30 PM
  • Art kits are available for an additional fee of $25.

About the Instructor:

Michelle Wilson is a papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. Her artworks are in various collections, including Yale University (New Haven, CT), the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), and the Mediatheque Andre Malraux (Strasbourg, France). She is a past Artist-in-Residence at the David and Julia White Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, in Banner, Wyoming, and the San Francisco Center for the Book. Grants she has received include a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Streaming Grant, and an Artist-Investigator Grant from San Francisco’s Triangle Arts Lab. In 2007, she was awarded the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. Creative Capital designated her as an “On Our Radar” artist in 2015. In addition, she is a past hand-papermaking advisor to Signa-Haiti, a non-governmental organization developing a sustainable and bio-dynamic economy in Haiti. Wilson’s imprint is Rocinante Press. A former longtime resident of Philadelphia, Wilson now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.