artist Hanecdote (Hannah Hill) hosts an embroidery workshop. Hill’s work explores gender, sexuality, mixed-heritage, feminism and mental illness through bold motifs and compositions, that showcase the power of textiles as a way to communicate socio-political messages.
Hill talks about their practice, why they use embroidery and the socio-political importance of textile art, and gives a tutorial on three different types of stitches.
List of materials required:
● Coloured embroidery thread
● Black embroidery thread or another colour for outlines
● An embroidery needle
● An embroidery hoop (optional but makes things much easier)
● Calico fabric or preferred fabric – we use a 10-inch square calico fabric
● Scissors or snips
● A pencil
● A window, light box or light source you can lean on to trace your template