Traditional Icelandic Embroidery

with Justin Allan-Spencer  
Folk School 
Sep
16
Sep
-23
Class
Folk School

Traditional Icelandic Embroidery

with Justin Allan-Spencer

1 – 2:30pm

SOLD OUT!

In this two-session, two-week class, students will learn six traditional Icelandic counted-thread embroidery techniques and create a spectacular sampler showcasing eye-catching motifs and designs from 17th to 19th century manuscripts.

Students should have experience with embroidery or cross-stitch on even-weave fabrics. The second session builds on the first session so participants should plan to attend both dates. 

Please note: Approximate materials cost: $15–$20 .

Materials list:

  • 1 package of 15x18-inch (or larger) 28-count evenweave fabric, prepared (or equivalent)
  • 4 to 12 skeins of DMC six-strand embroidery floss, including three complimentary colors, one neutral background color, and (optional) tints of each
  • 1 package of size 28 tapestry or tapestry petite needles
  • 1 6-inch embroidery hoop
  • pair of thread snip scissors 
  • (optional) seam ripper
  • For additional instructions and information, please visit: http://justinallan.com/SRSCA/ShoppingList.pdf

About the instructor: Justin Allan-Spencer comes from a family of accomplished needle-workers; both his mother and grandmother have created sizable collections utilizing a variety of techniques. Justin has been practicing embroidery for over thirty years. In 2014, he started to recreate the 1000+ traditional patterns collected in the Íslensk Sjónabók (Icelandic Pattern Book). More information can be found at: https://sjonabok.tumblr.com/

Cost: $30 for Members, $35 general admission

Note: A portion of the proceeds for this class will help support the programs of the Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association. For more information, visit srsca.org.

Class sizes are limited and registration is required, so please register in advance. Courses will be cancelled with a full refund if minimum enrollment is not met. Please contact Michael King, adult education coordinator, for additional information at 206-789-5707, x7037 or [email protected].

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