Guided by fashion & textile designer Eloïse Ptito Echeverria, this embroidery masterclass is dedicated to creating several different floral embroideries. 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 fundamental stitches, which will then be used to compose a variety of rosettes, daisies, and flora. Instructions will be provided for students’ future reference and stitching repertoire.
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.
NOTE: This workshop is not meant for beginners! No experience yet? First follow Eloïse’s Beginner Embroidery Workshop.