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Drawing into Cloth: Appliqué [Class A]

  • TATTER Blue Library 505 Carroll Street, Suite 2B Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map)


Drawing: What is drawing when it comes to cloth? This can mean many things. Drawing is a way of documenting what we see, what we experience, or what we imagine. And fabric can be the perfect place to chronicle the most meaningful of life experiences. Fabric is fluid and can be cut, shaped and arranged. Lines can be made with stitches, fragments, threads or dye. Even the most ordinary of objects and experiences, when translated into cloth, make for brilliant and magical artworks and heirlooms.

Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or applied onto a larger backing to form a picture or pattern. It is commonly used as decoration, especially on garments. The technique can be accomplished either by hand or machine.

The term originates from the Latin applicō[1] "I apply" and subsequently from the French appliquer[2] "attach". 

Join artist Jordana Martin for any or all of our upcoming workshops, in an ongoing discussion about drawing. Develop or deepen your own drawing practice on site, and begin to translate your works onto cloth. This is a hands-on drawing and hand-sewing class, for the purpose of developing a cloth image or story. Great for beginners and established makers alike. 

Date: Mon. April. 1st 2019
Time: 7pm- 10pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
What to bring: All materials are provided in this course, however, bringing meaningful fragments of cloth or personal objects to draw is always encouraged.

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Additional Dates:
Mon. April 15th 2019 [Class B]
Mon. April 29th, 2019 [Class C]

Earlier Event: March 30
Pattern Making [Class D]