Learning Traditional Needlework as Contemporary Art:
People have been using Art and Craft over centuries as a career, to protest, comfort, heal, teach, support, clothe, keep records, hide messages, claim their voices and tell their stories. These skills cannot be lost or forgotten, because it is part of our history and is interwoven and ingrained in our culture.
All people are welcome to participate and no previous skills are necessary for all my workshops.
3 Public Fall Workshop dates are listed below.
Please book me for private classes at any time! Typically, a minimum of 4 people is needed, but please contact me for pricing and details.
I also teach these classes at schools and public events – museums, festivals, community and cultural events that have a connection to Needle Arts.
Weaving Workshop – Warp and Weft 101 – 3 hour workshop
If you have never done weaving before, prepare to shout it out to the world on how proud of yourself you are for creating such beautiful masterpiece of textile art and then run home to find every bit of yarn, scrap material, and embellishment that could make up your next tapestry! Then gather your family and friends to go on a hike to forage for natural materials to incorporate into further weavings!
Thursday, October 25 at Hello Studios by Lovisart
$60 + HST
Modern Embroidery and Beading – Monogram Workshop – 3 hour workshop
Learn how to make a Modern Embroidered Monogram using some basic traditional stitches and techniques with embroidery and beading. In this workshop you will get a great start on your very own contemporary monogram and be able to finish it at home.
Thursday, November 15 at Hello Studios by Lovisart
$60 + HST
Learn to Crochet Workshop – 5 hour workshop
Join me for an introduction to crochet using basic but beautiful stitches!
Please inquire about booking this class.
Needle Felting Workshop – 5 hour workshop
A workshop just because who doesn’t think a felt mouse isn’t adorable?! Seriously!
Please join me to learn the basics of needle felting over a handmade armature. Students with
experience may work on other animals with help on the armature if they choose to.
Saturday, November 10 at Hello Studios by Lovisart
10am – 4pm
$60 + HST
Embroidery Workshop – 3 hour workshop to full day workshop
Learn time-honoured hand embroidery stitches in this Embroidered Floral Workshop. Once you have a few basic stitches and techniques down, there is no limit as to what you can do to create your own modern embroideries.