Beginning Embroidery - Learn to draw with thread with Artist Jennie Lennick
Start Your DIY Embroidery Adventure Have you ever wanted to create fiber art or to customize your clothing and linens? In Beginning Embroidery, you will learn classic and experimental hand sewing techniques to create drawings in thread. We will learn how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference. This intimate class takes place in Jennie's textile studio in the Mission. Class will begin with introductions and a check in about everyone's skill level. While this is a beginner class and we will start with basic stitches, more advanced stitchers will have the opportunity to learn complicated stitches. We will learn a 7 embroidery stitches including: running stitch, backstitch, whipped back stitch, couching, blanket stitch, satin stitch, and french knot. Students will be taught how to finish their work, which includes mounting and framing. **Please Note** This class runs 2.5 hours, not three and is limited to 6 persons. Minimum 3 enrollment or class will be rescheduled.
I’ve been an avid seamstress and textile artist for over two decades. I grew up in Minnesota and was part of 4H and Girl Scouts as a child; an appreciation for domestic crafts like sewing, baking, gardening, and needlecraft was part of my upbringing. Since moving to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where I earned an MFA in painting, I have become obsessed with the delicious fresh foods, food culture, and beauty of Northern California. In 2015, I decided to pursue my passion and founded Jenny Lemons, a playful collection of sustainable women’s clothing and textiles inspired by the natural world. All of my products are block printed, hand painted and sewn in my San Francisco-based studio. Teaching others how to slow down and create a piece of textile art by hand is a passion of mine. I love helping my students make items to beautify their homes and give as gifts while learning traditional craft techniques. I am a formally trained artist, and bring this perspective into my teaching- I encourage students to experiment, express themselves, and have fun! View my work at www.jennylemons.com
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