WINTER IS COMING!
Join us 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!
Where? The class will be held in Columbus, Ohio, and the exact address will be announced to students after registration closes and the number of students is known. It will be a convenient, safe location with ample parking.
When? Saturday, May 27th , 2017. The entire class will run from 1-4pm.
What is provided?
All materials are provided ( a retail value of approximately $70) , which include...
Silk ground fabric (with embroidery design transfered on it)
French silk thread
Gilt metal thread
Metallic leather accents
Fairy Fiber (a specialty, heat bondable, iridescent fiber)
Silk accent fabrics
What do I need to bring?
Basic embroidery tools including:
12 inch embroidery hoop (I prefer Hardwicke Manor brand)
3 inch or 4 inch embroidery hoop
Quality Marking device (A fine chalk pencil. I prefer Bohin brand pencils and can special order them for you)
Thread snips (optional)
Awl (the type that is used in beading and pearl knotting)
Sewing gauge or a small ruler
Eyeglasses (If you need them)
If you are missing any of the tools you need to bring to class, please let me know and I can order the items for you at a reasonable, additional cost for high quality tools.
This class will be taught by artist Larissa Boiwka. Larissa is a corsetiere, costumer, and fashion designer working under the label Wilde Hunt Corsetry, since 2007. Her work has been featured on several television programs (including a PBS feature on her art), internationally distributed music videos, and international fashion publications. She teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design and has also offered courses at several art and craft stores.
Please keep in mind that because we believe in lots of individual instruction, this class have a very limited seating availability. The Game of Thrones TV series is extremely popular - especially with costumers, so we recommend you sign up as soon as possible! We can also take payment via a paypal invoice, if you prefer - just request one. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to the class, students will receive a reminder email with the location address. We regret that due to the specialty nature of the tools and materials we cannot give refunds for the class. Instead, in cases of emergency, credit will be issued for a future class.