Embroidery 2: Textures
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Now that you know all the basics, how do you take all of the stitches you’ve learned and create your first work of embroidery? This class will build on the beginning stitches covered in our intro class, teaching students how to fill in large areas of their work with large, easy movements and add dimension with stitches like velvet tufting. After learning new stitches, students will focus on stitching their designs by combining previously learned techniques to add layers of embellishment.
Prerequisites: Backstitch, French knot
Materials provided: 8”-9” embroidery hoop with a light-colored fabric, along with embroidery floss and needles. If you prefer to choose your own fabric, feel free to bring along a light-colored fabric of your choice. You can keep the hoop to continue working on your piece after class.
POST class homework:
- We won't have time to work on the text during class, so you'll have to finish your piece afterward! Stitch your desired text in the center of your embroidery with a simple stitch (I recommend a running or backstitch.
We also offer an introductory class for beginners.