Approaching the technique of embroidery as a way of drawing, Rebecca Ringquist's stitched works explore issues of identity through thinly veiled metaphors utilizing old fashioned imagery and double entendres. The colorful, abstract and often autobiographical works are both sculptural and painterly. She learned how to embroider in college in a feminist art history class, and has been inspired by the history of American needlework ever since.
Rebecca's first book, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops, a Bend the Rules Primer, was released in April of 2015.
We are very excited to have Rebecca present a lecture and trunk show on August 17th (see August Meeting for more information), and a workshop on August 19th.
Workshop - presented by pmqg and Fabric Depot
Draw, Trace, Stitch!
freehand machine embroidery
Students of any drawing level are invited to participate in this one-day workshop exploring drawing techniques for machine embroidery. We will warm up by sketching on paper using blind contour techniques, drawing from both life and memory. After an hour or so of fast drawings on paper, we will move on to translating these techniques into drawing with needles and thread. A variety of transfer techniques will be demonstrated and employed. Emphasis will be on experimentation and fast sample making. If you have been looking for a way to loosen up and add imagery and meaning to your quilts with freehand machine embroidery, this is your class!
For a look at the technique Rebecca will be teaching, check out her Creativebug video.
Saturday, August 19th (Full-day)
10am – 5pm (with 1-hour lunch break)
700 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
Cost for PMQG Members: $75
Cost for non-PMQG Members: $85
(Materials Fee of $5 to be paid in class)
Refund Policy: A refund will be given only if (1) the workshop is cancelled, or (2) your spot can be re-sold.