Embroidery Workshop with Artist Annalee Levin

Embroidery Workshop with Artist Annalee Levin

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Join artist Annalee Levin for an embroidery workshop on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the International Quilt Museum. 

In this class you will learn all of the basic skills needed to create a hand embroidery. Learn how to transfer the design onto fabric, how to start and stop the threads, and why and how to use different types of threads (cotton, wool, and metal). The class will cover the following embroidery stitches: backstitch, whipped backstitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, lazy daisy, French knot, satin stitch, and couching metal thread. You will have a choice of six designs (three flora, three fauna) based on motifs and imagery from the “Old World Quilts” exhibition. Whether you have embroidered before or never picked up a needle, this class is for you as the designs can be simplified or made more complex based on your experience level. Please note: Depending on the complexity of the design you choose, you may not finish your embroidery during class time but you will leave with all necessary materials to finish the project on your own.

Cost: $20 ($18 for IQM members, $16 for Sustainer Plus Level members and UNL students) plus $15 for supplies, payable to Annalee Levin on the day of workshop. This includes fabric, hoops, needles, thread, etc. Your registration includes courtesy admission to the museum. 

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About the Instructor
Annalee Levin is a visual artist and educator specializing in hand embroidery. She earned a BA from Macalester College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She studied traditional hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and is a certified RSN instructor. Passionate about passing on traditional craft skills, Annalee worked from 2016-2019 to help build San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. As a founding instructor and the Director of Community Engagement she helped design the Comprehensive Studies Courses and develop the outreach program, working with museums such as the Exploratorium and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. ​Annalee lives and works in San Francisco, California.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.