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Anatomical Embroidery

  • Handcraft Studio School 5885 Doyle St Emeryville, CA, 94608 United States (map)

Anatomical Embroidery
with Robert Mahar
Saturday, September 26, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$95 includes materials, limit 15 students

In anticipation of Halloween, join us for an workshop of corporeal crafting and create a ghastly embroidered sampler inspired by vintage anatomy charts.

Choose from a selection of beautifully macabre early 19th Century anatomical imagery custom printed onto cotton linen fabric which you'll then embellish with hand embroidery.  You'll learn to stem stitch along the circulatory system, back stitch along the backbone and even get a little fancy with a pekingese stitch around the pancreas.  

Perfectly suited for both beginners as well as advanced - instruction will cover basic to more intricate embroidery stitches. All materials (fabrics, embroidery floss, hoops, and needles!) along with instructional diagrams are provided and included in the cost of the class.

Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who teaches imaginative do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops.  He is the host of his own YouTube channel, Crafted, and one of the recurring marquee talent on the YouTube channel Kin Community.

A Midwesterner at heart, Robert has called Los Angeles home for more than 20 years.  With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art.  Robert now spends his days gratefully juggling projects as a video producer, production designer and instructor, obsessing over vintage craft books and scheming ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.