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Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning


  • Fern 6040 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45224 United States (map)

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.

There are two classes of 12 people each. 

Thursday, May 17th, 6 - 8 pm

Friday, May 18th, 6 - 8 pm

Registration will open on Friday, April 20th at 10am EST. 

Earlier Event: May 11
Rookwood Pottery Spring Open House