Silk Shading (Needlepainting) Workshop – June 9th 2018, 1-4pm


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Elaborate silk embroidery decorates a 18th-century French coat.

June 9th 2018, 1-4pm

Columbus, Ohio

This style of embroidery has been used in many cultures, from Japan to France, and across many centuries to create a realistic, artistic, painterly effect on fabric using a needle and thread. This is why it is sometimes called needlepainting. Most people are familiar with this style of embroidery from having seen it used on Japanese kimonos or even 18th century mens frock coats, but it is a technique that can be used in many ways today from fashion and costuming to art!


Embroidery on a Kimono Sleeve


In our class, students will learn the technique while working an antique floral design using French silk threads.

Included in the cost of the class:

  • Approximately 15 colors of French silk thread
  • Needles
  • Ground fabric with design on it.
  • Backing fabric

* Students just need to bring small scissors and an embroidery hoop.

If you have any questions or need help registering, please email sales (at) oldetownebead (dot) com

Instructor – Larissa Boiwka

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.







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