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Workshop at Tatter: DRAWING INTO CLOTH

  • TATTER BLUE LIBRARY 505 CARROLLL STREET, Suite 2B Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States (map)


Tatter Drawing Workshop: What is drawing when it comes to cloth? This can mean many things. Drawing is a way of documenting what we see, what we experience, or what we imagine. And fabric can be the perfect place to chronicle the most meaningful of life experiences. Fabric is fluid and can be cut, shaped and arranged. Lines can be made with stitches, fragments, threads or dye. Even the most ordinary of objects and experiences, when translated into cloth, make for brilliant and magical artworks and heirlooms.

Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or applied onto a larger backing to form a picture or pattern. It is commonly used as decoration, especially on garments. The technique can be accomplished either by hand or machine.

The term originates from the Latin applicō[1] "I apply" and subsequently from the French appliquer[2] "attach". 

Join artist Jordana Martin for any or all of our upcoming workshops, in an ongoing discussion about drawing. Classes are a drop-in style, on most Thursday evenings this fall. Develop or deepen your own drawing practice on site, and begin to translate your works onto cloth. This is a hands-on drawing and hand-sewing class, for the purpose of developing a cloth image or story. Great for beginners and established makers alike.

Thursdays September 12, 19, 26 2019

Earlier Event: September 12
Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch
Later Event: September 13
A Journey To Mount Fuji