Learn the basics of Hungarian Matyó embroidery in this 2-hour virtual class.
This class will introduce you to the basic stitches and motifs of Matyó embroidery from the North-Eastern part of Hungary. We will practice how to form the cabbage rose and leaf shapes characteristic of this embroidery, as well as tips and tricks for starting and ending threads, changing thread colors, transferring the designs, and caring for your finished work.
Class will also include a brief history of this style of embroidery, which is best known from the hand-embroidered peasant blouses of the early to mid-20th century but uses motifs that date back to over a thousand years ago.
Class zoom meeting link as well as a PDF handout with embroidery designs we will be working on will be sent the week before class.
Materials - please have the following items ready for class:
- piece of cotton broadcloth fabric in a light color or muslin, about the size of one sheet of paper
- #8 Perle cotton thread in 3 to 6 bright and contrasting colors
- Chenille needle or crewel/embroidery needle
- pencil or fabric pen available in craft stores
- optional 6" embroidery hoop
- Saturday, March 13, 1-3 pm EST
- Saturday, April 17, 1-3 EST