Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning

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Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning


Abandon your embroidery expectations and embrace freestyle stitching and experimentation during this hands-on Contemporary Embroidery workshop with fiber artist Sarah K. Benning.

In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you to experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Sarah’s contemporary approach to embroidery pulls this craft out of the past and into the present with modern designs and a relaxed attitude. Her emphasis is on drawing, composition, and color choice over rigid structures and traditional stitches. This workshop celebrates intuitive decision making and a departure from the conventions of hand-embroidery, grants you permission to experiment with thread, play with color, embrace imperfections and leave full of inspiration and a new piece of wall art.

Included Materials:

3 inch wooden embroidery hoop

Fabric *


Thread Scissors


2 botanical patterns

DMC embroidery floss **

*Participants are welcome to bring their own piece of special fabric if they would prefer, must be at least 5 x 5 inches and shouldn’t be too thick, dark, or stretchy.

**A large selection of DMC floss will be provided for participants to share.


Thursday, May 17th 6-8pm

Friday, May 18th 6-8pm

There are two classes of 12 people each. Please keep that in mind when signing up and choose the day you would like. 

light snacks and drinks will be provided

all sales are final. no refunds or exchanges

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