Stitch + Sip

Stitch + Sip

An embroidery workshop with Cabbagetown resident Margaret Grottenthaler (aka the lawless needle)

March 11 2023
1PM - 4PM

Labour of Love | 223 Carlton Street, Toronto
(south-side of Carlton, west of Parliament street)

In this Stitch 'N Sip 2nd series embroidery workshop, local Cabbagetowner Margaret Grottenthaler, will show us how to make a beautifully textured embroidery sampler, making three dimensional stitches, such as turkey stitch, bullion knots and couching on embroidery hoops. Using embroidery threads, we will also experiment with other materials such as soutache braid, rat tail (not actual rat tails), and wool to create texture. No experience is required and all materials will be provided.

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.

Materials include:

  • Embroidery needles
  • Embroidery snips
  • Heat erasable pen
  • Thimble
  • Project instruction and embroidery stitch booklet
  • Selection of threads and fabrics
  • Conditioning wax
  • Embroidery hoops

This event is suitable for ages 15 and up.

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

Please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish or shellfish.

Masks are optional, but please be respectful to others. Stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.

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