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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Stitching the Desert

Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:  Stitching the Desert
Class Date: Saturday, June 6, 2-4 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 29
Location: Your home!
Instructor: Erin Frisch

High reaching ridges of saguaro cacti. Hot sun warming expanses of sand. Prickly pear dotted with crimson blooms.

Translate images of the desert into an original work of embroidery. In this virtual workshop, students will embroider their own desert landscapes, choosing between two offered embroidery patterns. Students will have the option to draw their own design (please draft a sketch before class). This workshop is beginner-friendly, but all levels are welcome.

Class will include an overview of embroidery techniques including: selecting materials, pattern making, preparing your hoop, and “painting” with thread using the satin stitch. Creativity in color selection, stitching, and following your instinct is highly encouraged with guidance from the instructor. Embroidery takes time and shouldn’t be rushed. Time outside of class may be needed to finish your work.

Workshop Outline:
Introduction: Finding Inspiration in the Desert
Prepping Fabric for the Hoop, Transferring Pattern to Fabric
Threading Needle, Satin Stitch, Creative Mark Making with Thread
Finishing Your Hoop

*Local kit pickup is available June 1, 3 or 5 at Oil and Cotton from 2-4pm. Kits will be left on our back deck with your name clearly written. Precautions will be taken to ensure a sterile environment when packing your materials.  Delivery to Oak Cliff Families that are unable to leave their homes due to health issues can be arranged. Please email with questions to [email protected].

*Distance learners can have their kits shipped only if you place your order by Friday, May 29. Or you can gather the materials included in the kit from home.  For this class you will need embroidery floss, thread snips/scissors, cotton fabric (the color of the sky), and an embroidery hoop.

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  • $70-$80

817 West Davis Street · #110 · Dallas, TX 75208

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