WINTER IS COMING!
Join us on Jan 13th 2018 from 1-4pm to learn some historic hand embroidery with a fantasy twist!
After spending too much time drooling over the extraordinary embroidery work that the talented artist Michele Carragher created for the costumes on the TV show Game of Thrones, I have decided that I really needed to offer a class on 3-D embroidery. The class will feature my original design loosely inspired by the Game of Thrones aesthetic. Students will learn authentic, historic 17th century embroidery techniques (also known as Stumpwork) and will be taught to apply them to create a fantasy work of art that can then later be applied to clothing or a home decor item (framed art? wooden jewelry box? pillow? Book cover? Your choice!). The photos displayed show a portion of the actual design we will working in class.
No previous embroidery experience is needed, but an open attitude and patience is useful. These techniques will prove invaluable to any fashion designer, costumer, fiber artist, quilter, milliner, jewelry designer, or crafty dabbler!
For further information or for assistance in registering please contact sales (at) oldetownebead (dot) com
Larissa is best known for creating richly embellished couture corsets, under the label Wilde Hunt Corsetry. Her work has appeared in music videos and television, most recently PBS’ new period drama Mercy Street. She has been teaching courses in beadwork and embroidery for over 17 years at places such as the Columbus College of Art and Design and Byzantium, the popular art and jewelry gallery. The instructor has studied with the prestigious embroidery firm of Hand & Lock, embroiderers to the English royal family and looks forward to sharing with you some of the tricks of the couture industry.