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Creative Handstitch Workshop

16 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


In this Creative Handstitch Workshop, learn a range of hand stitches and create your own contemporary sampler. This course is suitable for all, whether you’re a beginner looking to learn how to sew, or an improver, looking to try new things in a creative, collaborative atmosphere.

Workshop aims and skills/knowledge to be taught:

  • To understand how handstitch has been used for artistic embellishment in both a contemporary and historical sense
  • To create a surface/fabric base and apply decorative stitchery
  • The history of handstitch including contemporary and historical embellishment techniques
  • Basic stitching techniques to create a fabric base
  • Techniques in finishing and hanging to final work

Course outline for the day:

Morning activity

  • Judith will outline all health and safety information
  • Judith will introduce the workshop by discussing the aims for the day and showing examples of stitching work
  • Demonstration of how to make a fabric base to stitch into, followed by an introduction into creative handstitch and demonstration of different stitches
  • Initial design ideas will be developed

Afternoon activity

  • The group will review knowledge and skills acquired in the morning session
  • The group will finalise their design ideas and begin final piece
  • Judith will advise the group on hanging mechanisms and these will be applied
  • The group will discuss the outcomes of the day and any areas for future development

After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.

To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.


16 February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
Birmingham, B3 1SA Birmingham
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