You are invited to a reuse, recycle, experimental beading and embroidery workshop with embroidery artist Elnaz Yazdani on Saturday 20th June 10am-midday.
This class is for beginners and those with experience, if you are wanting to learn some new skills while in lockdown using the materials around you then this class is perfect. The workshop will take you through a range of traditional and 3D beading and embroidery techniques using a variety of unusual materials you might find around the house.
What you need:
- Lots of unusual materials – collect things around your home such as card, paper, elastic bands, paper clips, nuts, bolts, old jewellery chain, bottle tops, plastics, anything you see fit to apply to you embroidery.
- Beads and sequins of all shapes and sizes if you have them.
- Some needles, anything you can find will do. In embroidery we usually use needles that have a longer eye and a sharp point, but anything you can find is perfect. If you have beading needles as well then bring these along.
- Some threads and yarns – use with what you have around you such as sewing thread for a machine, embroidery thread, cut lengths of old fabric, thinner knitting or crochet yarns, paper yarn, plastic ribbon, trimmings.
- Fabric to work on – this could be a tea towel, table cloth, plain or patterned fabrics. Avoid stretch fabrics while learning, try and pick a natural fabric if you can, cotton, wool, denim or linen works well.
- A pair of scissors.
- If you have an embroidery hoop of frame, bring this along.
- A pen or fabric marker pen if you have one.
Workshop price: suggested donation £5- £10 (for those that are able to)
To get involved, please contact Elnaz directly via her website or one of her social media platforms and she will send you the workshop invite.