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17 April 2021, 10am – 1pm

Join artist Richard McVetis for an online stitching workshop that will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it, and why you do it.

£50 per person, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed

Click here to book now

About the workshop

In this online workshop participants will explore the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark-making; and the pleasure in having time to make.

Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw. Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the simplest of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed.

Materials

Please note materials are not included and you will need the following materials:

  • Fabric – cotton, linen or wool, or anything you might you want to stitch on (nothing too tightly woven)
  • A range of threads
  • Embroidery/ sewing needles
  • Scissors
  • An embroidery hoop

About the Tutor

Richard McVetis’ practice is deeply rooted in process and hand embroidery. He records Time and space through multiples of dots, lines, and crosses. These meticulously rendered stitches reflect a preoccupation with the repetitive nature, exploring the subtle differences that emerge through ritualistic and habitual making. The inscribed stitches mark the hand’s rhythms, a delicate performance of obsessive intricacy, refinement, and physical activity. They record human presence, Time and decay, each stitch acting as a marker for lived Time, an embodiment of thought and patience. There is intimacy in this labour-intensive way of making; the ritual and repetition create an in-depth focus and an internal Space-Time specific to the artist. The process of execution is just as, if not more, necessary.

McVetis, is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2008, he lives and works in London.

Booking, cancellations and further information

All courses are listed and available to book online at https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk

The workshop will be conducted via Zoom so please make sure you have an account and can join for the time required – you will be sent a link to join in advance.

Cancellations

When you confirm your purchase, you are accepting that the terms & conditions form the basis of any contract between Kettle’s Yard and yourself.  If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email: susy@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

The cancellation is effective from the date that your written confirmation is received and unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund unless the event is cancelled by us. Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.  Should you need to cancel because you have symptoms of COVID 19 we will refund you in full.

Prices are inclusive of any applicable taxes and there are no surcharges whatsoever. Prices displayed on the website are subject to change without prior notice and are correct at the time of going to press. Once you have paid we will not increase the price of your ticket.  Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to cancel the workshop with short notice if Government guidelines change, a full refund will be made.

No ticket may be resold or transferred.