stitch vocabulary with bettina matzkuhn
august 13, 2022
10am - 1pm
1386 cartwright st, granville island
To start our workshop series here at the Craft Council of BC, we have none other than interdisciplinary artist, Bettina Matzkuhn, to hold a workshop on what she calls a “stitch vocabulary”.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to five basic stitches and many ways they can be used to describe or enliven a surface. Mark-making with thread can involve varying density, thickness and types of lines. Evoke depth by paying close attention to colour, as well as the direction and forms of stitches. We will see examples of imagery that lends itself to embroidery, plus the stitches in action. Students can begin to plan a small embroidery and get feedback on how to proceed. Take a thread for a walk and see where it goes.
No experience required, just a willingness to try a new craft and have lots of fun!
*As a bonus, all attendees will get a 15% off at the shop on the day of their workshop.
Bettina Matzkuhn creates stories about ecology, weather, and geography in her textile work. Using embroidery, paint, and fabric collage, she values the familiar and versatile language of textiles. Matzkuhn holds a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University, and is the recipient of Canada Council and British Columbia Arts Council Grants.