Butterfly Aloft: Elizabethan Raised Work • November 12
Adult, Classes, Education
Tuesday, November 12, 1 – 4 pm
Elizabethan raised work is the predecessor of the three-dimensional stumpwork of the 17th century. In this class, we will look at examples of 16th century illuminations and embroidered items and discuss how embroiderers used painted or printed materials as design sources. We’ll learn to work detached filled buttonhole stitch to make two- and three-dimensional wings for our butterfly, including “in hand” work (without a frame). We’ll also discuss the differences between modern embroidery methods and the historical methods for Elizabethan era raised work. The butterfly may or may not be completed during class time, but we should come close! This class is geared toward beginning and intermediate students. Knowledge of the chain stitch and buttonhole stitch are helpful but not required. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor. **See supply list of items to bring to class**
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Peg Deppe learned to embroider and crochet at an early age, and in college she became interested in ethnic and historic costume and related needle arts. Currently a freelance dress and textiles instructor and scholar, Deppe has traveled to England, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco to pursue her studies. She holds graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in textile history and dress ethnography from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
$52.20 – $58.00