with Leah Emery

When: Saturday, 28 March 2020
Where: artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm (includes lunch break)
Cost: $125, limited to eight places


About the workshop: 

​Join Still Lyfe artist, Leah Emery, for an intimate, conversational and skill-based cross stitch workshop that focuses on fun while illustrating the realm of exploitative kitsch vintage ceramics ephemera. Catering for all skill levels, you will receive expert tutoring to get you started on your stitching journey, and all the materials you need to finish and hang your kitsch crockery cross stitch hoop at home. 

Suitable for a 16/18+ demographic.

What is provided:

  • Tuition with a renowned local artist
  • All necessary tools and materials
  • Handout with instructions
  • A tote bag providing a kit of everything you need to make and take home your very own framed work including: a pre-printed cloth with a design by the artist, a card of colour-matched embroidery thread, needles, and a hoop 
  • Light refreshments

What to bring:

  • Please wear closed shoes.

Experience level of participants:

Beginner level. Participants will be learning with the assumption that they have no prior experience.

About Leah Emery:

Leah Emery is Brisbane-based artist whose practice is concerned with packaging often difficult content in a shell of mirth and whimsy to pursue her storytelling. Her works serve as a​ protest to the cultural etiquette of withholding healthy public access to topics surrounding gender identity, sex and intimacy despite being so quintessential to the human experience, as well as an objection to cultural tendencies to promote and reward an unhealthy manipulated, homogenised body aesthetic.

Leah has been exhibiting around Australia and internationally since 2005. She has amassed multiple group and solo shows worldwide, been a finalist in the Blake Prize, Contemporary Art Prize, Kennedy Prize Foundation's Choice Award, among others, as well as being featured in Huffington Post, Juxtapoz, and a documentary on SBS2's The Feed

Leah has hosted workshops in Brisbane and Bundaberg as well as formulating an easy to follow beginner’s guide to starting, troubleshooting and finishing cross stitch. She has also conducted Skype sessions for cross stitchers in Berlin.

Image: Courtesy of Leah Emery, 2020.

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



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