Embroidery

Embroidery Study Programme Part 5: Stumpwork (A Continuation)

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Date: September 11 – October 16
Time: 6 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 5
Stumpwork
Advanced Level

Popular in 17th Century Britain, Stumpwork was comprised of embroidered figures, insects, and animals to portray biblical tales or stories from court. Combining many techniques, Stumpwork is a challenging form of needlework; its historic purpose was to showcase the skill of the embroiderer. Students will sample a number of padding, lace, and figure making techniques. Students will complete a small figurative portrait.

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Note: This is a course designed as a continuation for participants who have already completed Embroidery Study Programme Pt. 5 

Fee: $92 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design upon successful completion of all Parts.

Click Here for the full details of the Hand Embroidery Programme.

Price: $92.00

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Embroidery Study Programme, Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Dates: September 13 – November 15
Time: 10 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery
Introductory Level

An exploration of counted embroidery techniques including blackwork, cross stitch, pulled and drawn thread, Hardanger, canvas work, pattern darning and hemstitching.  Traditional and contemporary materials, as well as chart design and creation will be explored. Historical context of each technique will be discussed.

Fee: $190 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design, upon successful completion of all Parts.

Click Here for the full details of the Hand Embroidery Programme.

 

Price: $190.00

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Mending: The Art of Repairing Garments

Date: September 30
Time: Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Description: The historic practice of mending is making an artistic return! Learn the fundamentals of visible mending. This workshop will give you the tools to give new life a worn textile object. From blankets to pillows to clothing, honour your tried and true textiles by lovingly creating a one of a kind piece. This workshop will focus on contrasting threads and fabric to highlight the care in mending your cloth. Techniques will include: pattern darning and patching with reverse and surface applique. A fun and relaxing way to learn this age old technique.

Fee: $94 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $94.00

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Drawing With Thread

Dates: October 30 – November 13
Times: 3 Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Description: Are you a drawer/artist who would like incorporate stitching into your work? In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of using a needle and thread as a drawing tool to create works that are rooted in historic textiles as well as contemporary art practices. Understanding different techniques of mark making with a threaded needle, participants will learn to convert their drawings into embroidered works. Nontraditional backgrounds and stitching materials will also be explored.  Perfect for artists who wish to bring embroidery techniques to their work.  No stitching experience required, but confidence in drawing is a must.

Fee: $87 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $87.00

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