Strong Women: Embroidery on Photograph Workshop with The Comptoir
Learn a new technique in this embroidery workshop with innovative needle artist “The Comptoir” , whose delicate, yet powerful pieces are often inspired by vintage photographs of iconic women. Students will work on learning a number of new stitch styles, embroidering a screen printed photograph of historic suffragette women leaders - a perfect subject to celebrate the 100th anniversary of (some) women's right to vote! All supplies are provided and students are able to take the embroidery pack home if they don't finish. The class is suitable for beginners.
This workshop is led by Elise Huguette, a French artist living in Boston after three years in Washington D.C. She is both a seamstress and an embroidery artist. Her work concentrates on historic women who inspire her, and women's rights. With her work, she tries to show in the most poetical and political way possible the beauty and the force of women. Her business, The Comptoir, was born when she became an immigrant - the Comptoir means the food counter: the best place to meet and to learn from new people.
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Alexandria, VA 22309