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Embroidery Online Workshop

STORE STORE x Barbican

On sale dates
Person embroidering a white cloth

Explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques together with Richard McVetis in this two-hour online workshop from STORE STORE, part of London Craft Week 2020.

During this online embroidery workshop you'll explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques together with Richard McVetis - one of the leading contemporary hand embroidery artists in the UK today. You will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make. Richard will be demonstrating simple hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of embroidery techniques are needed.

STORE STORE is an innovative London based community project which have teamed up with the Barbican to organise a series of online individual artistic workshops. Designed to explore new materials and processes, every day a different artist, architect or designer is invited to teach a new craft.  

This online event has a limited capacity of 15 participants.

The workshop will last approximately 2 hours.

This event is suitable for ages 15+

On sale dates

What you'll need

  • Device with webcam and Zoom
  • Fabric to stitch on - wool, cottons, linens nothing too tightly woven
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needles
  • A range of sewing threads (doesn’t need to be hand embroidery specific) 
  • An embroidery hoop (#homehack if you don’t have a hoop take a small wooden picture frame, take out the glass and pin the fabric to the back)