What you will do
2.5 hour class
MORNING CLASS: ZERO WASTE CANVAS BAG EMBROIDERY SAMPLER by MOODY BRIGHT DESIGNS - Part I
This morning workshop is the first HALF of a FULL DAY embroidery experience (also availaible to book via Obby) During the morning class, complete beginners can learn 6 fundamental stitches that make embroidery addictive and fun.
You will be guided through each stitch via a step by step approach that includes written and visual instructions. Artist Milou Stella has created the perfect beginner sampler, inspired by floral folk embroidery traditions which will help you familiarise yourself with a variety of easy motifs.
There will be plenty of time to practice and play in between stitches, for the sampler comes with already printed designs that you can learn to recreate as you go along, but which you can also follow just by using the printed design guidelines. Enjoy your canvas bag afterwards!
On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:
Explore a range of hand embroidery stitches including: Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, French Knot and Lazy Daisy
Understand how to combine stitches to create a range of designs and stitched effects
Feel inspired to apply the same techniques to your own projects
- Pick up some 'insider' tips, tricks and approaches from a practicing artist.
LEVEL: All levels are welcome
Milou Stella set up Moody Bright Designs – a project that focuses on hand embroidered customisation of second-hand items. As a trained painter (Slade school of art), she plays with contrast, colour and texture. She began "Moody Bright Designs" as a response to concerns about fast fashion and the environment, with an urgent need to slow down and appreciate the process of making something unique and of quality, whilst avoiding waste as much as possible.
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About your host, Fabrications
Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
We’ve improved the kit by making it even more fun than before! Included in this easy-to-follow kit there is: - selection of embroidery flosses - one canvas bag with the printed sampler design - Embroidery needle - 6” hoop. You will also be able to download a free PDF with all the stitches and tips learnt during the workshop, so that you can keep developing and enjoying your newly found passion for embroidery any time you like. We highly recommend you attend the afternoon class if you’d like to know how to use embroidery as a kind way to love your clothes even longer - Upcycle your clothing with embroidery with Moody Bright Designs (Part II) will also help you understand how to come up with your own designs, in particular with garments in mind.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.