Ukrainian Borshchiv Embroidery

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$35.00

Ukrainian Borshchiv Embroidery

$35.00

Learn about Ukrainian embroidery and this fabled style of counted thread work from Borshchiv in the Western region of the country. We will learn how to follow patterns and start stitching a simple floral motif which you can later repeat to create a sleeve decoration or stitch an entire traditional blouse, sorochka or vyshyvanka in Ukrainian. Sarah will share her research, 2017 visit to Lviv, and lessons from her Ukrainian teacher. This workshop makes an unconventional introduction to counted thread work with a twist.

Date
Saturday, February 19th, 2022

Time
1pm – 3pm EST

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

Cost
$35

What to bring
Please refer to materials list

Materials Required:

  • Merino wool yarn- no. 3/ DK weight in black and another color of your choice (red or burgundy are nice) We’ll start working in a color other than black as it’s easier to see.

  • 8.5 oz. linen/ 36 threads per inch is what they use in Ukraine but it’s difficult to find elsewhere. Something like https://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/waterford_linen/W013-1387/ also works. A lower thread count will be easier to stitch.

  • Size 22 cross stitch needle (DMC or other brand)

  • Needle threader for yarn

  • One skein of 6 stranded embroidery floss and a small piece of 18 count Evenweave linen just for learning the stitch (recommended to make it easier– but optional, especially for veteran stitchers)

  • Hoop (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Magnification is very helpful and good light is a must!

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