Embroidery Basics with Carla Adams


Come and join local artist Carla Adams to learn the basics of hand embroidery. In this workshop you'll create a sampler of different stitch techniques and start on a project of your own.

There will be lots of time to design in this class, you could bring along an idea or concept one taking inspiration from our leafy creative space.

You can come as you are, or bring along a hat, t-shirt, denim or linen item to embroider onto. Please note, more tightly woven fabrics like denim are easier to embroider and are preferable when starting out. Do not bring a material that has stretch like lycra. 

You will receive an DIY embroidery kit including everything you need to keep going with your new hobby at home. You'll also be able to finish off your design by exploring Carla's curated collection of found beads, gems and treasures. 

All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided. There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self.

About Carla

Carla Adams knows craft. Carla's iconic art work incorporates sculpture, textiles, craft practices, painting, drawing, research and book-making to navigate the complexities of relationships from an embodied, female perspective. 

Carla has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of WA, Turner Galleries, Bus Projects (Melbourne), FELTSpace (Adelaide), ARTBAR at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Verge Gallery (Sydney) and Blindside (Melbourne). 

Carla is currently represented by Aster + Asha Gallery and hosts her own podcast Chats

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All workshop ticket sales are final. If you are unable to attend your class due to illness or need to isolate, please provide as much notice as possible. We can move you to another class date or issue a credit voucher. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Photos by Rae Fallon

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