Embroidered Flowers of Portugal with Sarah Pedlow

Tiffany Chin

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Date/Time
Date(s) - December 11, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class length: 3 hours

Skill level: All levels

Guest Instructor: Sarah Pedlow

Instructor Profile: Sarah Pedlow is an artist working with traditional embroidery education, cultural preservation, and contemporary art. In 2012 she started ThreadWritten, creating products with embroiderers in Transylvania, Romania, and then teaching embroidery skills passed on by women in Romania, Portugal, and Ukraine. She teaches workshops and lectures internationally and leads cultural embroidery retreats in Europe. Artist’s residencies in Iceland; Oaxaca, Mexico; and The Netherlands also inform her teaching and studio practice. Her work has been featured in Veranda and Uppercase magazines. Sarah holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a BA in Studio Art and French Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to Amsterdam, NL, in 2019, where she now lives and works.

Class Description:In this half-day workshop you’ll work with several foundation stitches used in traditional clothing from Northern Portugal dating back to the 1700s “lavradeira,” a girl who farms or works the land. Learn about the history and culture of the Portuguese people with the most colorful traditional clothing. Fun for new and advanced embroiderers alike, we’ll study the traditional costumes of Viana do Castelo and practice stitching a traditional floral pattern inspired by the designs on women’s blouses. Learn about the traditions of this lesser-known region of Portugal and support a disappearing form of embroidery.

Kit Contents: linen fabric, muslin for practice stitching, a ball of blue perle cotton thread, embroidery needle, PDF with stitch diagrams, and Frixion pen.

Supplies: All materials will be handed out to you at the start of class. We will provide embroidery scissors and hoops.

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Registration for this class closes 1 day prior to the start date. If you would like to inquire about the possibility of late registration, please contact info@sfsnad.org. Late registration will be accommodated when possible with an additional expedited shipping fee.

Cancellation policy: SNAD will refund tuition less a $25 processing fee up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to class start time. No refunds for cancellations with less than 3 days notification before class start time.

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