Join us on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Refinery Creator Space from 1:00  – 5:00 pm for an exciting embroidery workshop!

Abandon your embroidery expectations and embrace freestyle stitching and experimentation during a hands-on Contemporary Embroidery workshop with fiber artist Sarah K. Benning.

In this 4-hour session, Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favorite stitches, while encouraging you to experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Sarah’s contemporary approach to embroidery pulls this craft out of the past and into the present with modern designs and a relaxed attitude. Her emphasis is on drawing, composition, and color choice over rigid structures and traditional stitches. This workshop celebrates intuitive decision making and a departure from the conventions of hand-embroidery, grants you permission to experiment with thread, play with color, embrace imperfections and leave full of inspiration and a new piece of wall art.

Included Materials:

5 inch wooden embroidery hoop

Fabric *


Thread Scissors


2 botanical patterns

DMC embroidery floss **

*Participants are welcome to bring their own piece of special fabric if they would prefer, must be at least 7 x 7 inches and shouldn’t be too thick, dark, or stretchy.

**A large selection of DMC floss will be provided for participants to share.

Tickets on sale now! $140 per person | 20 seats available

Sign up now! Seating is limited! We don’t want anyone to miss out on this exciting opportunity!