WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category:Needle Arts
Instructor:Katalin Lovasz

In this workshop we will create a stitch sampler based on Eastern European folk art embroidery traditionally worked using plant-based thread on handwoven linen cloth. We will explore several traditional shapes and through them build a library of stitches that can be referenced for future embroidery work.

We will work on motifs primarily from Hungary, Slovakia, and Ukraine, looking at the older, more structured motifs that used only one or two colors to the more recent versions of these styles that are wildly colorful and freeform. We will discuss the history behind the embroidery, how different styles influenced each other and interrelated, as well as how these textiles were traditionally used.

This workshop is suitable for adventurous beginners, and will cover different methods of transferring designs to fabric, as well as how to create a clean back for your work, should you want to, and how to care for your finished piece. We will use cotton thread on a cotton background. All materials are included in the materials fee. You may want to bring a headlight or small desk lamp as lighting in the workshop areas can be a little dim.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Beginner with some experience

PREREQUISITE:  Basic hand-sewing skills, basic hand embroidery knowledge helpful



NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 



Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $35 (cash, Paypal, or Venmo) will be collected by the instructor. It includes: fabric, thread, transfer materials, needle, hoop, scissors, workshop handout.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  Task light (optional).

NOTEThere is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


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Workshop Fee $135.00



Other Workshops Available By Katalin Lovasz
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK EMBROIDERY SAMPLER Needle Arts 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024