Come into the studio to learn this beautiful and historical art from from Sarah Pedlow of Thread Written! 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 study the traditional costumes of Viana do Castelo and practice stitching a traditional floral pattern inspired by the designs on women’s blouses. Use your embroidery to make an envelope or bring your own blouse made of a woven fabric (cotton or linen). Sarah attended the largest annual festival in the region in August, including a parade with over 600 women in traditional dress with embroidered vests, blouses, skirts, and even shoes! Learn about the traditions of this lesser-known region of Portugal and support a disappearing form of embroidery.
Please enroll by 3/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!
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