Embroidery is appearing so much in Visual Arts and in Fashion & Textile Design. This workshop has been designed especially for Visual Arts and Fashion & Textile Design students, but it is also open to those who are interested in exploring this beautiful craft for themselves.
First day – Mary will show you images of examples of embroidery in contemporary art and design. Then Mary will demonstrate techniques for bead and sequin embroidery, gold embroidery, and some surface stitching. You will do samples for each technique in the workshop.
Second day – Mary will continue to demonstrate, and you will be able to ask her for guidance on your own projects, especially if you are a Visual Arts or a Textile & Design student exploring ideas for your HSC Submitted Works. Do not hesitate to enrol for this workshop as an absolute beginner in embroidery!
Students in this class will:
Students will need to bring to class:
Mary will be putting together a kit of materials for each student, which will include: metal threads for goldwork embroidery, beads and sequins and 3 different threads for surface stitching. Mary will also include the various needles that will be used, a small piece of velvet for the cutting of purls (they are one type of metal thread) and strips of calico.
Mary Brown was a Visual Arts teacher in Catholic Senior Colleges for 25 years. In 2000-2001 she took long service leave to do the Certificated Course at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in the UK. After graduating, Mary began researching for her book titled “Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects” which was published in 2007. That same year she was asked to be a sessional lecturer at UTS in the Fashion & Textile Design Department where she has been teaching embellishment ever since.