Upcoming Workshops

I'll be taking a break for the holidays this year. Please join me in early 2018 for Hungarian embroidery from Transylvania and stay tuned for Ukrainian embroidery!

2018

Saturday, February 3, Hungarian Folk Embroidery, 1 - 5pm, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA. 

Sunday, March 4, Hungarian Written Embroidery, Textile Arts Council, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.

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

Net Bags, Live webinar workshop online

Hungarian Folk Embroidery, Handcraft Studio School, El Cerrito, CA

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