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Erin Frisch

August 10 Stitching the Desert

August 10 Stitching the Desert

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Stitching the Desert
CLASS DATE: Saturday, August 10, 3:00-6:00pm
LOCATION: Oil and Cotton Studio

High reaching ridges of saguaro cacti. Hot sun warming expanses of sand. Prickly pear dotted with crimson blooms. 

Translate images of the desert into an original work of embroidery. Students will combine different elements of the desert to construct their own desert landscapes. Students will also have the ability to use provided embroidery patterns or draw their own design.

Class will include an overview of embroidery techniques including: selecting materials, pattern making, preparing your hoop, and “painting” with thread using the satin stitch. Creativity in color selection, stitching, and following your instinct is highly encouraged with guidance from the instructor. This workshop is beginner-friendly, but all levels are welcome. 

Students will take home their own starter embroidery kit that includes hoop, cotton fabric, needle, thread snips, and embroidery patterns.

Workshop Outline:

  1. Introduction: History of Embroidery and Finding Inspiration in the Desert

  2. Prepping Fabric for the Hoop, Transferring Pattern to Fabric

  3. Threading Needle, Satin Stitch, Creative Mark Making with Thread

  4. Finishing Your Hoop

Instructor Bio:

Erin Frisch is a contemporary embroidery artist. She is currently an educator at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Erin works in embroidery to capture specific moments of everyday life. She is often inspired by her own photography or household objects. She enjoys documenting passing moments using the slow process of embroidery. She also finds inspiration in the landscape and layered history of her home state of Texas. 

Erin has led community workshops at Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum, University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and the Penland School of Crafts Community Collaborations. Erin earned her M.A. in Art Education from UT Austin where she was an Education Fellow at the Blanton Museum of Art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University. 

Erin began teaching embroidery at Oil and Cotton in January 2018. She has taught children’s weekly classes, and she created a botanical embroidery video series in the summer of 2020.


Register together with a friend for 10% off. Use discount code BUDDY at checkout.


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