Embroidery Workshops for kids, beginners, and people who just need a refresher in an old hobby.
Lauren Gonzalez will lead a workshop featuring her favorite way to up-cycle and breath life into old clothing: Hand Embroidery. The craft of embroidery has been around forever, literally. Its roots are ancient, with every culture having some form of it in their textile art history. It has had a resurgence in the last few years with fiber artist all around the world using thread as their medium.
Our Beginners Embroidery workshop is 3 hours long and held in our home studio, or your home (4 student minimum) and comes with a take home embroidery kit. We cover 7 basic stitches and complete an embroidery sample to take home. For the last hour of class we will embroider on a bandana (provided) or an item of clothing you bring in. We will also learn how to choose which fabrics to embroider on, prepare a hoop, thread a needles, and talking about drawings vs transferring designs onto clothing.
Our Kids Embroidery workshop is 2 hours long and held in our home studio, or your home (4 students minimum) and includes a take home embroidery kit. We teach 8-14 year olds 4 basic embroidery stitches that will give them confidence in their creativeness and get them on their way to creating their own embroidery designs.
Our Flash Project Based workshop is a 2 hour workshop and held at your business or location of choice. We learn 2 simple stitches and then you pick one of my custom pieces of flash to transfer onto your own clothing and we embroider it together! This is a totally customizable class, we can discuss custom flash art for your special occasion, event or store