Stumpwork is a form of raised, three-dimensional embroidery that first became popular in 17th century England. Originally known as 'raised' or 'embossed' embroidery, the technique was renamed in the 19th century. Prior to showcasing a woman's skill in the home, raised embroidery was mainly found on ecclesiastical garments. Over the years, the techniques and materials used have evolved to create great depth and texture in the work.
Join us for a series of workshops which will transform your embroidery practice. You will watch your stitches begin to leap off of the hoop! We will explore various Stumpwork methods to create elegant three-dimensional flowers and plants. These methods include appliqué techniques which employ traditional and unique Stumpwork stitches such as: needlelace, needle weaving, french knot, and satin stitch.
Workshop A will focus on building leaves and petals, Workshop B will teach participants how to employ Stumpwork techniques to build flowers, and Workshop C will be expand upon previous techniques and teach how to build strawberries and other round forms with a stitch method known as needle lace. Join us for one workshop, or join for all three! No prior knowledge is necessary. All levels welcome.
Workshop A: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 "Building Leaves and Petals"
Workshop B: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 "Building Flowers"
Workshop C: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 "Building a Strawberry using Needle Lace Techniques"
Time: 6:30pm- 9:30pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: $85 each, $240 for all three technique workshops
What To Bring: All materials are provided in this course
Verónica Fuentes, Fiber Artist
Veronica is a fiber artist who specializes in two and three-dimensional embroidery art. She has studied many embroidery styles and techniques to create an original visual language in her work. Veronica has exhibited her work in numerous galleries across the United States. She currently lives and works in Astoria, New York.
"Working with needle and thread, I experience the intimacy that embroidery offers. Through this medium I immerse myself, and explore the many nuances of the creatures and world I am creating. The thread itself is an invaluable element. It is the substance of my world. Mending, stitching and grafting, I am compiling an interior and sharing it with the viewer."