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Justin Allan-Spencer | Traditional Icelandic Counted-Grid Embroidery (Long-arm Cross-Stitch)

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Oct 11
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Justin Allan-Spencer | Traditional Icelandic Counted-Grid Embroidery (Long-arm Cross-Stitch)
Oct 11, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Cost: $85 + $25 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required

 

Step into the past and learn about the societal and historical events that shaped Iceland's embroidery traditions. Part history lesson, part travelogue, part hands-on workshop, instructor Justin Allan-Spencer will guide you through 500 years of strife, resilience, ingenuity, and needleworking. Students will create a sampler featuring a traditional motif worked in the long-armed cross-stitch, using modern analogs of traditional materials.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate.

 

What to Bring: 6” or 8” embroidery hoop and thread snips/scissors (limited supply available for purchase day-of). Optional: Lighted, hands-free magnifying glass (recommended for people who have trouble making out small details); chart holder; small Ziplock bags, floss bobbins, or other type of thread organizer; seam ripper. 

 

Homework: Students will start the project in class and can finish at home. In-person help available at the Knit Cafe, first Sundays of the month, 1pm to 4pm.

 

Other Information: Geared towards people with experience handling yarns and fabrics; previous experience with cross-stitch or embroidery recommended but not required.

 

Justin Allan-Spencer | Traditional Icelandic Counted-Grid Embroidery (Long-arm Cross-Stitch)
This event is sold out, but you can join our waitlist so you can be notified if space becomes available.

Cost: $85 + $25 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required

 

Step into the past and learn about the societal and historical events that shaped Iceland's embroidery traditions. Part history lesson, part travelogue, part hands-on workshop, instructor Justin Allan-Spencer will guide you through 500 years of strife, resilience, ingenuity, and needleworking. Students will create a sampler featuring a traditional motif worked in the long-armed cross-stitch, using modern analogs of traditional materials.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate.

 

What to Bring: 6” or 8” embroidery hoop and thread snips/scissors (limited supply available for purchase day-of). Optional: Lighted, hands-free magnifying glass (recommended for people who have trouble making out small details); chart holder; small Ziplock bags, floss bobbins, or other type of thread organizer; seam ripper. 

 

Homework: Students will start the project in class and can finish at home. In-person help available at the Knit Cafe, first Sundays of the month, 1pm to 4pm.

 

Other Information: Geared towards people with experience handling yarns and fabrics; previous experience with cross-stitch or embroidery recommended but not required.

 

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