Sketching with Thread at Filoli – Exercises in Mark Making

Annalee

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Date/Time
Date(s) - April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Filoli

Instructor: Annalee Levin

Class Description: Embroidery is a slow art form, but it doesn’t have to be. In this class you will explore the possibilities of sketching with thread. Utilizing varying thicknesses of thread in combination with ideas taken from drawing techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, stippling and scribbling, you will learn to create value and depth at a faster pace. Discussion about how different drawing techniques are used, viewing examples, and then working on practice exercises both with pencil and paper as well as with cloth and thread will get you started. Then you’ll put these techniques into practice by stitching a still life. In embroidery, where things are so often tight and perfect, this class will help you to develop a looser, more experimental hand. 

Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your own sewing kit if you like

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