Embroidery With Shawn

Shawn and Green River High School Students

Frontier Fellow, Shawn Creeden, wrapped-up a two-day workshop at the Green River High School. Shawn’s embroidery workshop focused on the history and culture of embroidery, basic stitches and techniques, and creating your own embroidery design. Shawn began the workshop by presenting his own work as an artist and some of his favorite historical and culturally significant embroidery. By the end of the workshop, the fifteen students were able to see the potentials of embroidery as an ancient fine art and not just your grandma’s hobby.

Want to learn about the history of embroidery and some basic stitches? You’re in luck! Shawn is holding an all-ages workshop tomorrow (Thursday, November the 8th) at the Epicenter from 7-9pm. We’ll learn starting, running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, and long/short stitch shading. The class costs $2/person, but there is a suggested donation of $5/person. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own embroidery floss, needles, or embroidery hoops. Space is limited to the fourteen people, so sign-up quickly! This class is geared towards ages 12 and up. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.