I'm popping in on a Sunday to let everyone know about this event, an embroidery meetup at the Etsy labs, tomorrow afternoon. New Yorkers can take part in person, but everyone can take part online. It sounds like so much fun! It's supposed to be another dreary rainy August day here in Brooklyn, the perfect Monday for embroidery. I'm pasting the information below:
Embroidery With The Merriweather Council
Using basic embroidery stitches and techniques, each participant will create their own personal, simplified mandala. Colors, imagery and composition are up to each artists’ own discretion. Without strict instruction, each piece will be representative of the artist who made it and their personality. It is considered somewhat therapeutic to work within a circle and mandalas have a long history of being a sort of self portrait of their maker at the time of making.
When is it? We'll host demos hourly at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. on Monday, August 15. (Clean up starts at 7:45 p.m.)
If you can't make it in-person, we will be hosting a live Online Lab at 3:30 p.m. ET of this very project.
What should I bring? All supplies and materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring additional fabric, embroidery floss, and 4" or 5" embroidery hoops. (We'll have enough supplies for 1 hoop per person.)
Who is teaching? Tonight's visiting artist is the lovely Danielle Spurge, a.k.a. The Merriweather Council. Check out her shop on Etsy!