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Majo van der Woude – Embroidery on knitwear

Knitting is not only hip and trendy but also very relaxing. It’s great fun to knit your own scarf, hat or gloves. But did you know that you can brighten your work with a few simple embroidery stitching? Emboridery on your knitware (either home-made or store-bought) can make it even more personal.
In this workshop you will learn how you can (free-style) embroider on knitwork.

In the workshops we go into:
* How do you get the pattern/design onto the fabric
* How can you prevent your knitting from stretching as you embroider onto it.
* Some simple embroidery stitches as stem stitch, satin/flat stitching, daisy stitch, blanket stitch and French knot.

And then we will get to work on the knitted piece you brough to the class.

The teacher: Majo van der Woude started with embroidery when she went to primary school.
She’s at home and abroad, and now gives also online courses in a variety of embroidery techniques.
Embroidery means to her:
doing it (create/make your own)
learning (technology/stiches/crafts in other cultures/inspiration)
studing it (historical context/preservation of ancient techniques)
being together and collaborating with peers (encouraging each other and learning from each other) and providing balance/rest as opposed to today’s busy society.

Majo’s message is that the important thing is that you have fun creating/making something.
In 2015 she started her company Tree of Needlework (www.treeofneedlework.nl) where she want to bring together supply and demand in the craftsworld. In that context she also teaches embroidery workshops and courses.

Date: Friday 11 October 2019 from 10:15-11:15 and 15:00-16:00 and Saturday 12 October 2019 from 11:30-12:30 and 15:00-16:00
Location: Workshopplein 2
Language: Dutch
Homework: None
What to bring: Take your own garment or accessory (homemade or purchased) or knitted cloth (20 x 16 cm) with, preferably in stockinette stitch. This can be a sweater, scarf, glove, sock, hat or anything else
Max. numbers of participants: 8
Price: € 12,50 (incl. other materials to work with)
Register: You can register for the workshop in advance by sending an email to info@treeofneedlework.nl mentioning day + time slot. During the festival you can participate if there are spots available. Please do make sure you are present 5 minutes before the worshop starts.

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