- TAC at Home
Join us for an in-depth workshop on bead embroidery and textile embellishment. In this class, you’ll learn how to use different beading, stitching, and image transferring techniques to create your own embellished textile designs.
Bobbin lace is a lacemaking technique in which lengths of thread wound on bobbins are twisted and braided. As the work progresses, the lace is held in place with pins placed in a lace pillow following a pattern. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Torchon lace and how it’s constructed. We will be focusing on Half stitch, Linen stitch, and Whole stitch techniques, while constructing simple bobbin lace sampler. Students will also work towards making a simple Torchon tape lace.
In this course, students learn traditional embroidery stitches as well as develop their own way of drawing with thread. Students will be introduced to a variety of ways of creating lines and textures on cloth and image transferring techniques. Students will leave with their first embroidery sampler and an embroidery hoop to continue practicing.
In this class, students will learn how to create their own small rug or wall hanging with a variety of hand tufting techniques, textures, and patterns. By the end of the class, students will know how to use the punch needles, prepare their frame with monks cloth, create a design, and complete the piece with finishing techniques.
Students will learn the basics of needlepointing.
Sashiko Embroidery is a traditional Japanese functional embroidery/stitching technique, which was used for mending and reinforce fabric. Through the use of mainly running stitch, with different lengths and alignments, an amazing array of patterns can be achieved.
Japanese sashiko embroidery both reinforces and ornaments fabric with beautifully tessellating geometric patterns, all created with a simple straight stitch. In this workshop we’ll discuss the basics of materials selection and pattern development as we revive and beautify our wardrobes. Please bring along 1-2 pieces of clothing in need of mending and we will patch them up! Clothing should be medium weight woven fabric, such as a blouse or blue jeans.
Expand your stitch knowledge through this course on tridimensional surface design. You’ll learn advanced embroidery stitches to create textured and dimensional details, a variety of applique techniques, and how to introduce elements like beads and sequins to your fabric. We’ll also explore the traditional application of these techniques, and the deeper meanings of stitched surface designs. As these techniques are based in a history of folk art, use of materials already on hand or upcycled will be emphasized. Class time and demos will be supplemented with resources for independent exploration.
Prior experience with basic embroidery stitches is required.