Ōtepoti Dunedin Embroidery School 2021
19 & 20 June, 2021
A sampler of seven styles of Ukrainian embroidery, based on the traditional band embroidery techniques predominantly embroidered on the sleeves of traditional chemises. Some techniques are traditionally whitework, and others traditionally coloured, but modern Ukrainian embroidery freely uses colour. This project can be stitched as a sampler or constructed into a hussif. Some of the techniques included are: Vykolky (eyelets), Verhoplut (top winder), Nabyruvannya (brick stitch) and Yavoriv Braid.
Comprehensive stitch diagrams and construction instructions are included.
Julie began embroidery at an early age taught by her mother and grandmother and inspired household items made by her grand- and great-grandmothers. She has a wide range of embroidery interests mostly counted thread embroidery styles; Particularly those that are traditional to specific cultures, where simple fabrics and threads were combined into elaborately stitched projects that held a respected place in the household. Another passion is Goldwork: there is just something about the lavish gleam of gold on velvet, combining other mediums with the metal threads to produce modern designs using traditional techniques.
She enjoys assisting students to master a new technique, building their confidence and helping them to appreciate their developing talents.
“I cannot count a day complete, ‘til needle, thread and fabric meet” (Anon)
Class Cost: $110.00
Kit Cost: TBC
Venue: To Be Confirmed (Dunedin)