Postcard Embroidery

with Hope Amico
Wednesday, August 2; 5–8pm CT

Let’s embellish photos with colorful thread! Learn the basics of sewing on paper to transform photographs and postcards, or design your own. We’ll start with the basics of embroidering on paper—thinking about drawing, linework, and simple fills—while practicing with a found image or our own design. Learn techniques for using the following sewing techniques on paper: the running stitch and back stitch along with French knots and couching (a method of stitching one thread to the surface of fabric or paper with another thread). Come away with helpful techniques to continue building your skills independently after the workshop.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$70/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$35 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 7/28 at midnight (CT).