Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

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*** Ticket bookings go live on Tuesday 28 May at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two Festival of Stuff workshop bookings per person. ***

Using two or three simple embroidery stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make your own unique nipple or pair of lips. Participants will works with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials to create their sculptural body embroidery piece. Sally will provide a range of colours and sizes to choose from as well as detailed stitching diagrams and on-hand tuition.

Sally Hewett is an artist and embroiderer who loves bodies. But it is not conventionally beautiful bodies that catch her eye, rather bodies which show their history and have been altered by experience: decorated with bruises, scars, spots, stretch marks, freckles, pigmentation, veins - bodies that show the marks of life. Her use of fabrics, stitching and embroidery interrogates how we represent bodies, ideas of beauty and ugliness, as well as investigating the divide between craft and art.

This workshop is part of the Festival of Stuff.


Images courtesy of Sally Hewett.

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