In this workshop you will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. You will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make. We will focus on the following stitches: straight / running / seeding / couching / whipped +laced / back /fly / chain / blanket. Richard will be demonstrating simple hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of embroidery techniques are needed.
Finalist of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, Richard McVetis is one of the leading contemporary hand embroidery artists in the UK today. His minimalist work is an endless exploration, not just of form but of the reclamation and potential of process and repetition within stitch. Richard’s artwork has been celebrated in galleries, art fairs and museums across the world including Iceland, Ukraine, Pakistan, South Korea, UAE and the USA. Richard, is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, he lives and works in London.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £40 (£30 students) with all proceeds supporting our After School Club for local state school students.