Stitch Studio: Counted Stitch Embroidery
Audience: Adults and Kids
Suggested Schedule: Short workshop or 6 week / 12 hour class
This class will get you started with stitching on fabric that has a regular, woven grid, such as Aida cloth. Working on a grid helps create even stitches and geometric designs. Participants will learn how to create a grid pattern on paper and stitch the design on cloth using traditional cross stitch and blackwork stitches. You can use your own design or choose from provided examples, or create what I call "stitch graffiti" -- making up designs as you go along. As part of this class, we will look at traditional and contemporary examples of counted work for inspiration. Get ready to have fun with the process of repetitive and meditative stitch!