HARDANGER EMBROIDERY

with Jeanette Stok

When: Saturday, 9 March, 2019

Time: 10:30am

Where: artisan, 45 King Street and Machinery Lane, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 

Cost: $110 per person, limited to eight places

Duration: 4 hours

About the workshop:

Join Jeanette Stok, exhibiting artist in the Tamworth Textile Triennial for an intimate embroidery workshop.

The workshop will involve making a small embroidery using Handanger, a Norwegian embroidery technique. You will be introduced to the basic stitches of this technique - kloster blocks and satin stitching - and then will create your own embroidery to take home. 

Traditional Hardanger embroidery uses white thread on white linen, where the pattern, rather than colour, creates the intrigue. This workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as those experienced in other embroidery techniques. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an artist using a traditional craft form in contemporary context.

What is provided:

  • All materials including: Evenweave Zwiegart fabric, tapestry needles, embroidery cotton, gold metallic thread and embroidery hoops
  • Embroidery hoop that frames your finished work
  • Printed handout with steps and tips to take home
  • Light refreshments

 What to bring:

  • Please wear closed shoes

 Experience level of participants:

  • Suitable for beginners or people wanting to extend their skills
  • This workshop is a great way to try embroidery for the first time, or alternatively add hardanger technique to your repertoire

About Jeanette Stok:

Throughout her childhood Jeanette was constantly surrounded by a wide variety of traditional crafts, such as sewing and needle craft, that both her mother and grandmother introduced her to. She often references these craft techniques and materials in her artwork.

Jeanette has adapted the hardanger embroidery technique replacing cotton thread with galvanised wire to produce works such as Inherited Borders, 2017 (exhibited in the Tamworth Textile Triennial exhibition).

Jeanette also works as a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Queensland, which additionally has a considerable influence on her art. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art in 2016.

Image: Hardanger sampler, courtesy of Jeanette Stok

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by  artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to workshop@artisan.org.au.






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