- Start: Saturday 30 June - 13:00
- Auditorium: EW Dance Studio 1
Includes a tea or coffee and entry into Thread Festival
1pm – 4pm
Tutor: Zuzana Lalikova
This is fun and easy going class where we will cover all the basics of needlepoint technique and create your own piece of contemporary craft to decorate your home or to give as a gift. You will learn to understand a needlepoint diagram and how to transfer a design onto the fabric by counting stitches, how to choose the right type of fabric and yarn for your projects, how to prepare the fabric for embroidery, how to correct a mistake, how to finish your hoop making it ready for display.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
All materials provided. Please bring your own magnifying glass if you normally use one for stitching.
Zuzana is a London based designer/maker working with fiber and textiles.
Her work is heavily influenced by tradition and traditional crafts. Coming from a rich cultural background she found and early interest in embroidery that she then developed further through a degree study at London College of Fashion. Interested in value of human labour in our mechanized world, craft remains at the core of her practice. Embroidery is a main focus of her work; re-purposing traditional craft techniques into contemporary designs, with geometry being an endless source of inspiration. She creates embroidery artworks of varying scales as well as accessories from her studio in SW London, blurring lines between art and craft. Each piece takes days, weeks or even months to complete.