Embroidery for Beginners
In this workshop, your group will learn classic and experimental hand sewing techniques to create drawings in thread. This class is led by Jennie Lennick, an obsessive stitcher for 25 years and founder of Jenny Lemons, a DIY art school and small-batch clothing company based in San Francisco. Jennie will teach you how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. She will also cover how to select appropriate fabric for embroidery, how to thread a needle, how to split threads, and how to stretch your fabric on a hoop. Gather your own supplies or get embroidery kits shipped to participants.
Duration: 1 hour
Group Size: 8+
What's Included: Instructor-led workshop
What You Need: Embroidery floss, needle, woven fabric (not stretchy!), hoop, scissors, a pencil, and a needle threader (optional). Embroidery kits can be shipped to participants for $15/person + shipping (includes 5 skeins of embroidery floss, 2 needles, 1 piece of cotton fabric, and 1 5" hoop).
Jenny Lemons is a small-batch clothing company and DIY art school run by San Francisco based artist Jennie Lennick. The shop is a working studio that prints garments, carries the work of other local artisans, offers DIY workshops, and sells a curated selection of art supplies. Jennie Lennick is the founder, creative director, and designer behind Jenny Lemons. She has been an obsessive stitcher for 25 years and has taught hundreds of people how to stitch through her workshops. Jennie received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012, and her BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2009. Jennie is passionate about experimenting with materials and making art accessible to everyone!