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The Embroidered Flowers of Portugal

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


This workshop will teach several basic embroidery stitches used in traditional clothing from Northern Portugal dating back to the 1700s.  Fun for new and advanced embroiderers alike, we'll study the traditional costumes of  Viana do Castelo and practice stitching a traditional floral pattern inspired by the designs on women's blouses. Use your embroidery to make an envelope (as pictured below) or, bring your own blouse and we will flower it up!! Learn about the traditions of this lesser-known region of Portugal and support a disappearing form of embroidery.

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
What to bring: All materials are provided in this course. Students are welcome to bring their own blouses or garments to embroider flowers on as well.

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