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The Art of Embroidery

  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)

With Bonnie Adie

$295 [Includes $85 lab fee] Class limit 14. Oct 25-27 (Fri-Sun) 10am-4pm.

Are you a textile enthusiast wanting to add stitch for embellishment? If so, this is the workshop you won’t want to miss. The stitches you’ll learn are those known across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. They have passed between families and persisted for generations.

This fast-paced workshop will introduce a long list of traditional embroidery stitches. As the class progresses, emphasis will shift to variations and combinations of these stitches, with experimentation leading to a means of personal expression. For those interested in shisha mirror work, we will study the art of attaching mirrors to fabric with thread.

Threads will be available in a variety of weights and textures. A variety of background materials will also be available to try. The class will make small samples that can be placed in a book along with documentation for future reference. Students will leave the workshop with the confidence to add embellishment to their work and to create textures and patterns allowing for self-expression in thread.

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Bonnie Adie

Bonnie is inspired by the dialogue between traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques. She is also captivated by the dynamics of thread textures and backgrounds. Bonnie has completed the City and Guilds of London Creative Embroidery and Design course presented by Julia Caprara and the Opus School of Textiles as well as several courses with national and international tutors. In 2015 she was stitch consultant to the authors of Textiles of the Banjara.

Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in British Columbia, England, and the United States. She is involved with the North Shore Needle Arts Guild, the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, and she is a founding member of Arrowsmith Needle Arts. Bonnie is also a past member and treasurer of fibreEssence.

Earlier Event: October 25
The Inkmaker's Pen
Later Event: October 28
Adventures in World Textiles - Day 1