Embroidered Text: Monograms and Inscriptions

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Embroidered Text: Monograms and Inscriptions


In this workshop we will explore monograms, signatures, and inscriptions from folk textiles around the world. For inspiration, we’ll also look at stitched text in fine art. Together we will embroider a monogram on a handkerchief, using a technique called shadow work which produces an outline on one side of the fabric and broad shaded area on the reverse. We’ll also look at several ways to stitch handwritten lettering.

This class is an opportunity to improve you embroidery skills while learning how these stitches have been used around the world to personalize and embellish everyday textiles.

Saturday January 23

1pm – 3pm EST

Zoom, a link will be send to participants the day before class.


Materials List:

  • Embroidery needle

  • Six-stranded cotton floss

  • Cotton muslin or any lightweight scrap fabric for practicing stitches

  • Cotton batiste or voile, handkerchief weight linen (3 oz.), organza or any sheer/ semi-sheer fabric (or whatever you have at home)

  • scissors

  • water-soluble embroidery pen or a regular pencil for transferring pattern

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