Have you ever wanted to discover the ancient & meditative art of embroidery ?
This comprehensive masterclass is devoted to introducing and learning all the fundamental stitches of traditional hand embroidery. Guided by textile & fashion designer Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria, this introductory workshop is intended for beginners who wish to truly immerse themselves and learn the art of embroidery inside & out.
With a background in Rococo hand-embroidery training and almost 10 years of experience in both traditional and experimental stitching, Eloïse will teach you all of the fundamentals along with proper hooping, knotting, and threading techniques. Once these essential stitches are mastered, the possibilities of what you can create are truly endless.
The masterclass will begin with a brief presentation introducing the history of embroidery, Eloïse’s personal embroidery work, along with examples of other innovative embroidery artists. Students will then begin learning from the most very basic stitches, moving onto increasingly more complex shapes and florals.
Instructions will be provided for students’ future reference and stitching repertoire.
All students who book both workshops as a bundle, will be able to create a fabric book / textile journal where they can keep all the new stitches they have learned. Students also have the opportunity to book two workshops as a bundle for an additional 10% discount.
About Eloïse Ptito
Originally from Montréal, Eloïse Ptito-Echeverria is a textile designer and curator currently based in Amsterdam, NL. Driven by intelligent print and ethical design, she possesses a particular penchant for textiles, embroidery, and colour. After completing her Fine Arts degree in 2011, she lived in Santiago, Chile for a year where she trained in Rococo hand- embroidery and Shibori. She also studied Precolumbian-Andina textiles at l’Universidad Catolica de Diseño. All of these experiences have collectively impacted her aesthetic vocabulary, resulting in a heavily art-based design ethos that insists upon embedding her work with the empowering qualities of colour, the textile practices of her mixed heritage, and the emotional recycling of personal materials. Paying very little attention to current fads, her ultimate goal is to create soulful heirloom pieces that will be passed down from generation to generation. She is a graduate of the Ryerson Fashion Design Program and was awarded Brettons’ Designer of the Year. Her work has been featured in Selvedge Magazine (UK), Textielplus, The Toronto Star, The Kit, Not Just a Label, Blanc Magazine, and more.