An Introduction to Embroidery with Sarah Pedlow of Threadwritten
at Cast Away
Postponed to October 22, 5-8 pm
Description:Spend the evening learning the basics of hand embroidery, working with traditional floss and lightweight yarn on linen. You'll learn about different thread and needle types, pattern transfer methods, and a handful of versatile stitches to get you started with this creative and meditative skill. You'll be able to sew your finished embroidery into a pin cushion, sachet, or quilt square, adding the fabric of your choice. You are also welcome to bring an article of clothing– woven cotton or linen, or denim (no knits or t-shirts)– to stitch if you prefer. No prior experience is necessary.
All materials will be available for sale at Cast Away at any time. If you already have some of the items bring them- if not please purchase them at Cast Away.
Embroidery transfer pen
Embroidery hoop 6" - 10" in diameter
Embroidery or Crewell needle
DMC floss in multiple colors
Muslin or linen fabric
Pen & paper for taking notes
Sarah Pedlow, artist and founder of ThreadWritten Textiles, is interested in traditional embroidery, cultural preservation, and creating a global community of makers connected via cultural heritage skills. She has attended artists' residencies and traveled to research embroidery and traditional clothing in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Mexico, Iceland, Portugal, and Holland. She also leads embroidery, art, and culture retreats in Hungary, Romania, and Portugal, and teaches workshops in the US and Europe. A Santa Rosa native, she now lives in Amsterdam. Sarah holds an MFA from Rutgers University. You can find her online at www.threadwritten.com and @threadwritten / @sarah__pedlow on IG.