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Embroidered Sugar Skulls

  • Handcraft Studio School *New Location* 10368 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito, CA, 94530 United States (map)

Embroidered Sugar Skulls
with Robert Mahar
Sunday, October 16, 2:00-5:00PM
Handcraft Studio School,  510-332-6101
*New Location* 10368 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito
$60 includes materials, limit 15 students

http://www.handcraftstudioschool.com/workshops/embroidered-sugar-skulls-1016

Join us in a handcrafted observance of Día de Muertos, celebrating the lives of those dearly departed, as we stitch non-traditional sugar skulls! We’ll transform a beautifully macabre 1903 medical illustration, custom printed on linen cotton canvas, into an ornamental embroidered calavera.

This workshop is best suited to those with very basic embroidery knowledge and experience.  Instruction will focus on composition, design transfer techniques and building on basic stitches for more advanced, decorative effects.  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 develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  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. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.

Earlier Event: October 16
Open Shamanic Journey Circle
Later Event: October 17
Dragon Mural Celebration