Sun, 06 Aug|
Beginners Embroidery Gum Blossom Workshop at Botanical Bazaar Festival
Turn your clothing into wearable art by learning how to embroider a gum blossom at the botanical bazaar festival.
Time & Location
06 Aug 2023, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nerang, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia
About the event
This is a beginners friendly workshop.
Stitching has been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. It's been a way to record stories and history, for women to speak, to embellish clothing, lighten dark spaces, symbolise life, ward off evil spirits, protest, to express our souls and preserve moments in cloth. Embroidery is an art form that is passed down through human connection. My nana first taught me when I was a little girl and then I taught myself how to turn my pencil drawings into embroidery. The rythmic motions of stitching combined with the theraputic qualities of colour make embroidery a very relaxing and theraputic practice. Embroidery allows the mind to relax and wash the worries away as your external world disaapears whilst you focus on the design you are stitching. Once you pick up the needle you won't want to put it down, it is so addictive and saitisfying seeing threads form images before your eyes. I invite you to join me in this workshop and feel for yourself how magnificant embroidery is and how simple it can be to embroider your own clothing.
-$65 for workshop only (materials supplied during workshop)
-$95 for workshop and take home embroidery tool kit which includes; 7 inch embroidery hoop, 2x needles, snips, 1x stick and stitch sheet, permanent marker, printout of bloom blessings native flora designs to stitch at home, basic stitch guide.
- Bring your own clothing or fabric to embroider on otherwise a cotton tote bag will be supplied
(Denim, cotton and linen work best. No stretch or fur)
- Learn basic embroidery stitches to start your embroidery practice and successfully stitch the gum blossom design
- Choose to embroider a yellow or a pink gum blossom
- Learn how to transfer the design onto fabric
- Experience the cathartic nature of embroidering and the fulfilment of stitching nature inspired art that you can wear
- Community connection and creative inspiration
- All materials are supplied for the 3 hour workshop
Limited spots. Book your spot now to avoid missing out.
As the workshop is held in collaboration with the botanical bazaar festival to attend the workshop you must also purchase a ticket to the botanical bazaar festival which is a small amount of only $15 adult and $10 concession.
purchase botanical bazaar ticket: https://www.botanicalbazaargc.com.au/tickets/
Botanical Bazaar is the Gold Coast Garden and Sustainability Festival where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect.
The festival is set to educate and inspire nature enthusiasts of all ages.
See a huge variety of green exhibitors plus family activities, workshops and educational talks by celebrity gardeners and horticulture experts.
Learn hints and tips about growing your own food, storing your own food, urban and small space gardening, permaculture, native gardening, sustainable living concepts, health and medicinal herbs.
Explore plant nurseries, garden materials, mediums and tools, botanical art, beauty and health products plus botanical homewares.
Enjoy relaxing amongst the community gardens with live music, and delicious food!
- Ticket type
ticketPriceFrom $65.00 to $95.00Sale ended
- Workshop only$65.00
+$1.63 service fee+$1.63 service fee
- Workshop & take home kit$95.00
+$2.38 service fee+$2.38 service fee