Learn new ways to embellish your paper project, led by Cabbagetown resident Margaret Grottenthaler (aka @lawlessneedle) Try your hand at embroidery on paper and make your own holiday cards and gift tags. Margaret will show us how to sew on paper using simple embroidery stitching techniques. This project uses bits of felt, fabric, embroidery thread and markers.
Come play with us! The workshop fee includes all materials and tools. No stitching experience is required. Do bring your embroidery kit if you have attended any of our previous embroidery workshops.
About Margaret Grottenthaler
I learned to embroider as a teenager. It was the 70s after all! No jean jacket was safe. I put this activity aside for many years, but came back to it about 10 years ago, although as an infrequent hobby. In 2018, a fabric store I frequented closed and I bought ALL of its embroidery thread inventory. After that I had no excuse not to make stitching a regular practice (and I need to use up that thread before I can shop again!). As an art quilter, I include hand stitching in my work and often embellish garments I make with some abstract embroidery. I love the texture created by layering stitched patterns and different types of threads on different fabric surfaces. I hope you’ll join me in this workshop to make a beautiful item, learn a new skill and spend a lively afternoon with some new friends.
This event is suitable for ages 14 and up. This event is non-refundable.
This event is not wheelchair accessible.
Masks are optional, but please be respectful to others. Stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.