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Blackwork/Scarletwork: Embroidery as Contemporary Art

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Blackwork/Scarletwork is a week-long (5 day) workshop that focuses on blackwork & scarletwork embroidery as an experimental method of contemporary mark-making. The names blackwork & scarletwork come from the colour of the thread: blackwork is when black thread stitched on usually a white or neutral surface, often by a process involving counting the threads of the surface fabric; and scarletwork refers to the use of red thread.

This workshop focuses on small individual blackwork & scarletwork pieces that could contribute to a larger collaborative work. Invited guest artists working with contemporary craft and embroidery will give short presentations during the workshop for a source of inspiration. Topics covered in the workshop include: the history of blackwork embroidery, basic blackwork and scarletwork techniques, exploration of experimental techniques and introduction to artists working in contemporary embroidery. No sewing experience necessary.

Instructor: Connie Morey Supply List:

Cost: General: $395.00
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Workshops (Arts)
Location: Vancouver Island School of Art
2nd Floor, 950 Kings Rd, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Student / College
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