Fiber artist Sarah K. Benning returns to the Smith's General studio for another contemporary embroidery class. Sarah will guide participants step-by-step through her process demonstrating a number of stitches and discussing her favorite materials, inspirations, and techniques. All materials will be provided including a 5-inch wooden embroidery hoop, pencil, scissors, fabric, exclusive botanical patterns, and thread from DMC. All skill levels welcome!
Though Sarah's formal training and background are in the fine arts, she is self-taught in the craft of embroidery. She approaches each piece primarily as an illustration, often abandoning traditional stitches and techniques in favor of bold shapes, playful patterns, and contemporary subject matter. Her emphasis on drawing, composition, and color choice keeps her work fresh and vibrant pulling embroidery out of the past and into the present.
Date: Sat Feb 22
Cost: $120 (includes all materials)
Capacity: 15 students
Snow Date: Sat Feb 28
Please arrive a few minutes early to class for set-up. There is on-street parking in front of our shop for loading and unloading. If you continue past our shop heading west on Main Street, there is a public parking lot diagonally across from Handy's Market. You can access this lot by turning left at the traffic light.