The village of Buzsák in Hungary is known as a place where not one but three very distinct styles of embroidery are practiced. In this 1.5 hour class we will explore the style called “witchy” stitching by local women ('boszorkányos' in Hungarian).
We will speak briefly about the history of embroidery in the region and in particular the influences and origins of the 'witchy' stitching style.
The techniques and designs we explore in this class are similar to the Bewitching Botanicals pattern collection available in my embroidery pattern shop, and you will receive a workshop handout with several motifs, stitch diagrams, and color suggestions.
The class zoom meeting link as well as a PDF handout with embroidery designs we will be working on will be sent the day before class.
You will need the following materials for this 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: embroidery hoop
Date & Time:
- Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10:30am to 12:00pm EST / 16:30 to 18:00 CET / 7:30am to 9am PST