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Botanical Embroidery Part 2: Design for Embroidery

Saturday, May 2, 2020

2:00 PM

1 session May 2, 2020 : 10am-1pm 

This class can be taken independently or as a part of the Botanical Embroidery series, by registering for the first class on April 25 - Essential Stitches

Course Summary 

Designing for hand embroidery takes special attention to composition, scale, and texture. Bring your inspiration for botanical designs, and your instructor will guide you through the process of drawing a pattern for hand embroidery. In addition to your embroidery pattern, you will create a stitch plan and color palette to help bring your inspiration to life in beautiful hand embroidery art. This class is Part II in the Botanical Embroidery series, but Part I is not required as a prerequisite for this class. We recommend some previous hand embroidery experience and basic drawing skills for this class. 

What we will do

  • Draw a floral or botanical embroidery design
  • Create a stitch plan and color palette
  • Transfer your design and begin stitching  

Each participant will take home

  • Their own hand-drawn embroidery pattern
  • Their custom stitch plan and color palette

Note: Students can bring their own fabric and embroidery floss if they wish (recommended if you have a particular color or fiber type preference) or use supplies provided by The Makery. 

About the Instructor : Julia Chesebro

Julia Chesebro is a hand embroidery artist specializing in botanical subjects and historically-inspired motifs and techniques. In addition to her own art, she collaborates with her husband Alexander Chesebro to create luxuriously embroidered bespoke corsets. Julia also collects vintage sewing materials, especially silk threads, to use in her pieces. You can find her work on Instagram @chesebroderie

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