In the village of Tsintsuntsan (the home of the hummingbird) in Mexico, mothers embroider scenes from everyday life for their daughters before marriage, to be kept as souvenirs and heirlooms. You will choose a photograph of a cherished moment in time and embroider your own keepsake or perhaps give as a gift to a loved one.
You will learn how to plan an embroidery using a sampler of stitches embroidery stitches (straight, back, stem, fly, daisy chain, french knots), design an embroidery pattern, transfer an embroidery pattern and set-up an embroidery frame.
About the Instructor: Rebecca Devaney is a textile artist, researcher and educator who currently works as a Haute Couture Embroiderer in Paris, France. She has a BA in Art and Design Education and a MFA in Textile Art and Artefact from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and recently completed professional training in Haute Couture Embroidery at the École Lesage, France.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Devaney
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