Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February 2023, Embroidery on Paper with Karen Barbé
Meet the Maker: 12 November 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
16:00 - 19:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Online workshop, hosted on Zoom by Karen Barbé
Karen Barbé is a Chilean designer and embroiderer based in Chicago. She is the author of Colour Confident Stitching - How to create beautiful colour palettes (2017). Her approach to the craft and colour denotes her background in design and constant exploration to inspire new ways of embroidering.
This event will consist of free access to the Meet the Maker talk by Karen Barbé introducing the technique of embroidery on paper and other semi-rigid surfaces, followed by a workshop. If you are unable to attend the online talk on 12 November, the talk will be recorded and made available to you after the event. Please allow 7 working days for us to send you the recording.
Outline of the workshop
In this workshop you will learn the technique of embroidering on paper and discover the joyful and sensorial experience of stitching through paper or other semi-rigid surfaces. During this two-session workshop, Karen will share and discuss with the participants the inspiration and challenges behind some of her paper embroidery projects.
In the first part of the workshop you will embroider on a set of postcards and learn how to prepare the paper before stitching, know suitable materials and tools for the technique, and practise different stitch variations for finishing the postcards.
In the second part of the workshop, you will explore creating your own patterns for embroidering on paper using different templates. You will work on the cover of a notebook.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to create unique pieces of contemporary embroidery using this technique on paper or other semi-rigid surfaces (notebooks covers, photographs, paper memorabilia, cardboard boxes, etc).
Level of experience
The workshop is suitable for all levels. Basic crafting skills are helpful.
A material pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop including:
1 x set of printed postcards for stitching
7 x DMC 6-strand cotton floss skeins
1 x double-sided fine piercing awl
1 x pack of hypoallergenic tapestry needles
1 x acid-free glue pen
1 x 5”x 8”/13 x 20 cm notebook with kraft
Participants will need to provide the following materials and tools:
Embroidery essentials (embroidery scissors, threader if needed, pincushion)
Paper scissors and utility knife
Corrugated cardboard for punching support (roughly letter size)
Masking tape, pencil, eraser
Copy paper sheets
Workshop Please note: material packages are shipped on an insured, trackable delivery service. Any customs duties, delays, lost or undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the customer. Once a material package leaves the workshop tutors' hands with a tracking number, the seller has no further obligation to the buyer.
The workshop will be recorded and the recording will be shared with you after the workshop. Please allow 7 working days for us to send you the recording.
All places are non-refundable. However, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will offer a credit note.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.