Western Ukrainian Embroidery
While in Lviv, Ukraine last summer, Sarah Pedlow spent several days with an embroidery teacher and a translator learning about the history and techniques of several types of embroidery from the western part of the country, including the Pokkutya region, where this workshop's stitch originated. We'll learn a stitch called Verkhoploot, or the curly stitch, in a woven circular pattern, which involves stitching a base design and then weaving a thicker thread through it. This stitch is used on traditional shirts called vyshyvanka.
Learning stitches so steeped in history, is a wonderful way to preserve and celebrate the unique textile contributions of other cultures, as well as a perfect way to add to your stitching arsenal!
Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 1pm - 4pm (4 hrs)
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
What To Bring: All materials are provided in this course
Sarah Pedlow, artist and founder of ThreadWritten Textiles
Sarah Pedlow is interested in traditional embroidery, cultural preservation, and creating a global community of makers connected via cultural heritage skills. From 2012 - 2015 she researched Hungarian Kalotaszeg written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania and made products with women artisans.
Through many trips to Hungary and Romania her love of embroidery grew, prompting travel for artist residencies in Iceland, Mexico, and this summer, The Netherlands and Ukraine. Sarah teaches workshops and lectures in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country. She holds a BA in Studio Art and French Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, CA and an MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University.
www.threadwritten.com / IG @threadwritten