Kalotaszeg Hungarian Written Embroidery from Transylvania, Romania.

Kalotaszeg Hungarian Written Embroidery from Transylvania, Romania.

Upcoming Workshops

Sunday, September 24, Hungarian Folk Embroidery, 11 - 3:30, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA. 

October (date being finalized), Net Bags webinar.  Learn to make a net bag using several versatile knots live via computer. We'll talk about net-making in Iceland and Holland and nets in contemporary art. 4 hour workshop on a Saturday or Sunday. Material Kit sent to you in advance. Date and more details coming soon! Email sarah@threadwritten for more information.

 

Workshops, Lectures, and Events

I teach embroidery and net-making, sharing my experience traveling in Europe and Mexico, working with women in Transylvania, Romania and learning stitch techniques.  Workshops include slide lectures with regional culture and history, tales of the artisans I meet, and hands-on practice.

My Hungarian Folk Embroidery Workshop covers the basic stitches of written embroidery and participants leave with a small, finished, linen, drawstring bag embroidered with a heart or tulip pattern.  I also give lectures on Hungarian embroidery, with a focus on the Matyó, Kalocsa, and Kalotaszeg written styles.

I also offer Icelandic Cross-Stitch for Knits (Gloves or Mittens and beyond), Hungarian Kalocsa style embroidery (great for beginners), Hungarian Folk Embroidered Book Cover based on a hymnal cover stitched in the Torocko style from Transylvania.

Ukrainian embroidery coming soon! 

Previous Experience

2017

Hungarian Written Embroidery, Tatter, Brooklyn, NY

Net Bags, MacArthur Annex, Oakland, Ca 

Artist's Residency in textiles and sculpture, OBRAS Holland, Renkum, The Netherlands, June

Independent Research and embroidery training in Lviv, Ukraine, June 

Hungarian Folk Embroidered Book Cover, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, San Francisco, CA

Hungarian Folk Embroidery, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito

Self-Care for Artists and Makers, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA

2016

Icelandic Cross Stitch for Knit Gloves, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito

Net Bags, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito

Artist's residency in traditional embroidery, Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico (8 - 9/16)

Artist's Residency in fine art, Icelandic embroidery and net-making, Textilsetur Islands, Blonduos, Iceland (6/16)

Hungarian Folk Embroidery Workshop, A Verb for Keeping Warm, Oakland, CA

Hungarian Folk Embroidery Workshop, Handcraft Studio School, Emeryville, CA

2015

Lecture on Kalotaszeg embroidery, Textile Arts Council Ethnic Textiles Study Group, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Hungarian Folk Embroidery Workshop, Once Around, Mill Valley, CA

Hungarian Heritage Festival, Belmont Twin Pines Park, Belmont, CA

Lecture for the Embroiderers' Guild of America, San Francisco Chapter

Hungarian Folk Embroidery Workshop, Handcraft Studio School, Emeryville, CA   January, April, and September sessions.

2014

Lecture for the Embroiderers' Guild of America, San Mateo Chapter

Hungarian Heritage Festival, Belmont, CA.  

2013

de Young Museum Textile Arts Council Bazaar, San Francisco