Blackwork embroidery – Sera Waters

Event Date: Sat 11 Sep

Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Event Location: Art Studio

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Join Sera Waters for a hands on workshop as part of her Domestic Arts exhibition.

Blackwork embroidery is a counted thread technique used to stitch intricate patterns. This workshop, delivered by Sera Waters, introduces blackwork embroidery and basic embroidery skills at a beginner’s level, to explore some of the possibilities of this technique, including how to create tonal shifts, as well as looking at contemporary applications of blackwork.  

Materials supplied. Suitable for ages 12+

$25/$20 concession.

Please call The Riddoch on 8721 2563 to book your place (please note: bookings are not taken through social media as payment is required at time of booking).

*All events are subject to changes and COVID conditions – participants will be advised accordingly closer to the event.*

Meet Sera Waters

Spending her formative years in Mount Gambier, Sera Waters is now an Adelaide based artist, arts writer and academic. Since being awarded a Ruth Tuck Scholarship in 2006 to study hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (UK), Waters’ art practice has been characterised by a darkly stitched meticulousness. Her embroideries and hand-crafted sculptures dwell within the gaps of Australian histories to examine settler-colonial home-making patterns and practices, especially her own genealogical ghostscapes. Waters has exhibited across Australia and is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery.

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