Hungarian Written Embroidery with Sarah Pedlow
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Sarah Pedlow
Instructor Sarah Pedlow has traveled in Hungary and Romania, spending several years studying embroidered textiles, and stitching alongside local women, and we’re thrilled to have her in the studio for this introductory workshop exploring Hungarian embroidery, craft and culture. This class will provide an introduction to three of the most well-known styles of Hungarian embroidery, focusing on “written embroidery” or írásos in Hungarian. The style originated in Transylvania in the 1700s, a region which has been part of Romania since the end of World War I. A fun and challenging introduction for beginners, while offering a new style for more experienced embroiderers, students will stitch a folkloristic heart or tulip design on a piece of linen that can later be sewn into a small bag, pin cushion, or added to a quilt or clothing. Learn about the (fewer and fewer) women keeping this practice alive in a region with a fascinating history and diverse culture.
No previous experience necessary. Open to adults 16+.
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