October 2014 Workshops

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Ghastly Embroidered Pincushion Workshop
Sew LA in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles

In anticipation of Halloween, join us for an evening of corporeal crafting at the amazing Sew LA studio and create a ghastly embroidered pincushion (which also doubles as a pattern weight!) inspired by vintage anatomy charts.

Choose from a selection of beautifully macabre early 19th Century anatomical imagery custom printed onto cotton linen fabric which you’ll then embellish with hand embroidery. You’ll learn to stem stitch along the circulatory system, back stitch along the backbone and even get a little fancy with a pekingese stitch around the pancreas. Then pair your embroidered masterpiece with lovely linen and hand dyed wool felt to create a horrifically handsome and utilitarian pincushion filled with rice and walnut shells (keep those pins sharp!)

Perfectly suited for both beginners as well as advanced – instruction will cover basic to more intricate embroidery stitches. Students will also have the option to construct their pincushion by hand or machine. All materials (fabrics, embroidery floss, hoops and needles!) along with instructional diagrams are provided and included in the cost of the class.

To signup, please visit sew-la.com or call the store directly at 323/665-7097.


Saturday, October 18th, 2014 11:00am – 3:00pm
Japanese Fabric and Paper Marbling Workshop
French General in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles

Join us for this reprised worked at the amazing French General emporium for an afternoon of paper and fabric marbling, focusing on the Japanese technique known as suminagashi. Students will learn techniques to manipulate inks on the surface of a water bath and then transfer these designs to both paper and fabric – leaving with a beautiful set of paper prints and silk handkerchiefs. No prior experience is necessary!

To signup, please visit frenchgeneral.com and click on the ‘workshops’ tab in the left column or call the store directly at 323/668-0488.

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