When: Saturday, 9 March, 2019
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.
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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 email@example.com.