MC2 - EMBROIDERY PANEL with KIRSTIE CAMPBELL

Kirstie Campbell is a Textile Artist, Designer and Educator who loves hand embroidery and the stories that can be told through stitch. Coming from a family of weavers, tailors, dressmakers and crafters, she began stitching and creating from a very young age.  Kirstie went on to study Embroidery at Manchester School of Art, where she gained a First Class degree in Embroidery. Her passion is the craft of hand embroidery - the amazing range of stitches there are to learn, the mark-making possibilities and the mindfulness benefits of creating beautiful embroidery.  She has worked at The Embroiderer’s Guild at Hampton Court Palace and as a commercial wallpaper & textile designer.  Also as a creative freelancer for the V&A Museum in Dundee, planning and delivering a range of creative workshops. Most recently, she has been the Stitch Co-ordinator for The Spirit of the Highlands & Islands Tapestry project, where she worked in collaboration with over 650 stitchers to bring the Spirit of the Highlands to life through stitch! Her passion is discovering and learning new stitches, re-discovering old ones and sharing this creativity with others through teaching, crafting and creating!

Journeystones – A Story in Stitch

Using a beautiful range of speciality yarn, linen, tweeds and fibres sourced from the Highlands & Islands, this workshop is an opportunity for you to tell a story in stitch by creating your own textile ‘journeystone’.   We will use your own observations and stories that draw inspiration from living in the Highlands and Islands to explore gorgeous materials, try different stitches, hand embroidery, applique, needle-felting and cording to create a story in stitch. Learn how to transfer your own design from paper to fabric, learn new stitches and re-explore old ones!

 All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own sewing kits! It might be helpful to bring a few visual ideas along with you – photographs, drawings or ideas about flora and fauna, fossil shapes, lichens, trees, history, landscape, places, myths, folklore . . . .


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