Learn how to stitch a portrait by using your sewing machine like a pencil.
Develop your own style of capturing a face in stitch and telling a story within the tiny details of the stitches. This course is for the experimental, adventurous and brave.
We will be working with stitching portraits and how to tell a story in stitch. How to write words with a sewing machine. How to dance with a sewing machine!
Here are some of the things you will work with during the week:
- Face proportions
- Finding Light and dark
- Ways of seeing
- Finding details
- Free motion embroidery
Harriet Riddell is a textile performance artist who travels around the world with her sewing machine stitching portraits and landscapes from life. Harriet’s love of interacting with people and going on adventures inspires her to create her artwork. Harriets stitch drawings appear in a single line of thread, using applique techniques to add colour and words to add a story. Learn to stitch free-style, without drawing on the fabric first and directly stitching this curious world onto canvas.
Follow Harriet here:
- An embroidery foot, an extension table (if possible)
- Fabric that may mean something to them or their subject
- Different Scraps of material
- Small sharp embroidery scissors
- Black machine thread
- Multi-coloured machine thread
- Heavy weight canvas
Images: Harriet Riddell
Dates 22-26 July 2019
Hours The course starts at 8.40 am on day 1 and finishes with lunch at 12 noon on day 5
Instructor Harriet Riddell
Pre-requisite knowledge Basic levels on a sewing machine and advanced at drawing with a pen/pencil. Note! You need to bring your own sewing machine with equipment for machine embroidery.
Place Sätergläntan in Insjön, Dalarna, Sweden
Course fee incl. lunch, evening meal and coffee/tea 4 400 kr
The price includes breakfast, bed and bath linen. Guests staying in a “härbre” (traditional log cabin) tidy up before checking out on the last day of the course.
Single room 3600 kr Double room per person 2500 kr
Single in härbre 2000 kr Double room per person in härbre 1500 kr
Registration Registration is done via the form below (limited number of participants). The registration fee is 1000 kr per person and course and is paid when you send in your registration below. After filling in the form you are redirected to Paypal where you can pay with bank cards or, if you have one, a Paypal account.
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