June 19, 2024

Embroidery Basics Workshop at Belmont

Corinne Melchers’ Bargello embroidery

Embroidery Basics Workshop
Tuesday, March 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In this one-day workshop, learn basic hand embroidery stitches including straight stitch, chain stitch, couching, seeding, and French knots.

The workshop begins with a brief overview of embroidery used in traditional garments and contemporary art. Students learn embroidery techniques using cotton fabric with an embroidery hoop and colorful thread, beginning with a 5″ X 7″ travel postcard consisting entirely of embroidery on fabric. This project can be designed and begun in the workshop and completed at home. The stitches that students learn may be used to embellish garments, handkerchiefs, pillows, or baby blankets. Examples of the different applications are shown during the workshop.

This program has been organized by the VMFA Office of Statewide Partnerships and is supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

Workshop Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members.To register, please contact Education Coordinator Michelle Crow-Dolby at 540/654-1851.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.