Embroidered Flowers of Portugal with Sarah Pedlow
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Sarah Pedlow
Learn and stitch the traditions of the “Lavradeira,” 1800s farm girl from northern Portugal. The term was used until the mid-20th century to identify the costume from the villages around Viana do Castelo. This textile tradition is remarkable for its vibrant colors and detailed floral patterns, both embroidered and woven, still used today for festivals.
This workshop will teach several basic embroidery stitches used in traditional clothing from Northern Portugal dating back to the 1700s. Fun for new and advanced embroiderers alike, we'll practice stitching a traditional floral pattern inspired by the designs on women's blouses. Use your embroidery to make an envelope (as pictured below) or, bring your own blouse and we will flower it up!! Learn about the traditions of this lesser-known region of Portugal and support a disappearing form of embroidery.
No previous experience necessary. Open to adults 16 and over.
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