Exhibition:  "Weeds:  Searching for a Place to Belong"
to Oct 26

Exhibition: "Weeds: Searching for a Place to Belong"

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After a number of years doing goldwork embroidery, Katherine had amassed a large collection of metal “weeds”—threads and wires that had tarnished or been damaged and could not be used for formal, traditional goldwork embroidery. One day as she was working on a traditional goldwork piece, her growing pile of “weeds” suddenly reminded her of the dandelions that her son would pick her and lovingly give her. Katherine’s “Weeds Collection” explores the manipulation of traditional embroidery techniques and materials by utilizing her gilt cast offs to create delicate floral slips reminiscent of the beautiful botanical illustrations from the 18th and. 19th Centuries. Each composition captures the beauty of weeds and invasive wildflowers native to North Carolina that Katherine has photographed and sketched near her house and her parents farm in Iredell and Caldwell counties. Through the mixture of traditional goldwork, eco-printing and digital printing, Katherine celebrates the beauty of the weeds she has found.

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to Aug 24

Penland School of Craft: Stitched Perspective with Nick DeFord and Katherine Diuguid

AUGUST 11-23, 2019

Nick DeFord & Katherine Diuguid
Stitched Perspective

This workshop will push the basic stitches of embroidery to new limits, finding ways to expand the texture and scope of thread. Along with mastering embroidery fundamentals, we’ll also challenge the boundaries of scale and color theory, stitch onto alternative materials, and give careful consideration to concept and meaning. We’ll look to both antiquity and mythology for inspiration as we consider the historical traditions and cultural connotations of embroidery. All levels. Code 06TA

Nick: studio artist, program director at Arrowmont (TN); teaching: University of Tennessee, Arizona State University; exhibitions: William King Museum (VA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Katherine: studio artist; other teaching: North Carolina State University, Arrowmont (TN), Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Embroiderers’ Association of Canada.


Link for Penland Textile Workshops for Summer 2019- this class is currently full :) but a waitlist is available!

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to Oct 7

EGA Diamond Jubilee National Seminar 2018

October 4- 7, 2018:  Lighthouse Landscapes, 4 day contemporary goldwork and applique workshop

More Information at the Seminar Website:  HERE

Lighthouses are an iconic coastal motif and provide endless inspiration for artists. Their images foster feelings of safety, security and hope. In this workshop, students will learn a variety of traditional and non-traditional applique and goldwork embroidery techniques to create their own lighthouse landscape composition. Impressionist coastal landscapes will be discussed and their color mixing studied for inspiration for each student’s unique composition.

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to Jul 8

Arrowmont: Embroidered Landscapes

In this course students create a series of samples and a final embroidered landscape inspired by a photograph or sketch of their own. Color theory, traditional and non-traditional embroidery and direct application techniques are addressed to provide a variety of skills for participants to explore. You will be challenged to discover color in a new way by examining the principles that the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters utilized in their landscapes and then applying these principles to your embroidery. Open to all skill levels.

Check Arrowmont's Website here

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