Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 June 2021, Floral Embroidery, Virtual Workshop with Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 June 2021, 2-5pm GMT
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria
Originally from Montréal, Canada, Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria is a textile and apparel designer currently based in Amsterdam, NL. Driven by intelligent print and ethical design, she possesses a particular penchant for textiles, embroidery, and colour. After completing her Fine Arts degree in 2011, she lived in Santiago, Chile for a year where she trained in Rococo hand- embroidery and Shibori. She also studied Precolumbian-Andina textiles at l’Universidad Catolica de Diseño.
All of these experiences have collectively impacted her aesthetic vocabulary, resulting in a heavily art-based design ethos that insists upon embedding her work with the empowering qualities of colour, the textile practices of her mixed heritage, and the emotional recycling of personal materials. Paying very little attention to current fads, her ultimate goal is to create soulful heirloom pieces that will be passed down from generation to generation. She is a graduate of the Ryerson Fashion Design Program and was most recently awarded Brettons’ Designer of the Year.
Outline of the workshop
Have you ever wanted to discover and delve into the gardens of traditional hand-embroidery? Guided by fashion & textile designer Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria, this weekend masterclass is dedicated to creating several different florals found in the ancient & meditative art of embroidery.
The masterclass will begin with a brief presentation introducing the history of embroidery, Eloïse’s personal embroidery work, along with examples of other innovative embroidery artists. Students will then begin learning fundamental stitches, as well as the versatile bullion knot, which will all then be used to compose a variety of rosettes, daisies, and other flora.
Printable & downloadable PDF instructions will be provided for students’ future reference and stitching repertoire.
Previous embroidery experience preferable. Please note that not all florals in the photo may be stitched in class.
Materials list (not provided)
Milliners (Straw) Long Needle in #3 or #2
Variety of embroidery needles
Variety of embroidery floss in different colours
Tapestry Yarn floss (1 colour)
Silk or synthetic Embroidery Ribbon Floss (1 colour)
Square of muslin cloth
Embroidery pen or regular pencil
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