Embroidery & Watercolor: Making a Card


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.

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Why embroider on just fabric? In class we will learn how to embroider on paper by making a card. Students will design a basic scene, such as this mountainscape. We will learn a few basic tricks for watercolor to fill in the background, something that would take so long to embroider! Then, we will add details with embroidery floss to give the card an interesting, textural highlight.

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