Ready to Thread – September 12, 2015

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Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster  (Directions)

Instructor: Kachina Martin

Skill Level:  Refresher to Intermediate


Howling Ruth ProductionsThis intensive day-long class is designed to introduce participants to a variety of simple, elegant embroidery stitches than be used to embellish garments or fabric pieces. We will address the use of embroidery as a form of art on its own, as well as discuss techniques for embroidering on paper and other non-traditional materials. Additionally, we will discuss the concept of visible mending, enabling participants to learn ways in which to make repairs to beloved items that are both functional and decorative. The workshop will focus on 5 basic stitches (running stitch, backstitch, chain stitch, couching, and the French knot), with the opportunity to build upon these techniques and master others. The materials fee includes fabric, an embroidery hoop, needles, and a selection of threads with which to practice and keep. Students can expect to complete a small sampler as well as create a unique wearable pin that showcases these stitches. Participants may also bring along items that need mending to experiment with as well.

Materials fee: $28 payable to the instructor at the time of the class covers fabric, an embroidery hoop, needles, and a selection of threads.

Materials or equipment students should bring from home:
• Scissors – the sharper, the better
• Seam ripper
• Clamp Lamp or other means to create additional light, if possible
• Cloth scraps if desired
• Paper scraps if desired

Field of Vision for BioKachina Martin is an educator and fiber artist based in Reading.  She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, and has been featured in a number for juried shows.  She also exhibits her work in several boutiques around the state, and runs her own business, A Howling Ruth Production, specializing in vintage, hand-dyed and silk-screened fabrics, dedicated to reusing and recycling fabric.

Class Type: TasteWorkshop

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