Amsterdam: Embroidered Flowers of Portugal

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Amsterdam: Embroidered Flowers of Portugal

85.00

Embroidered Flowers of Portugal, Saturday, September 21, 1 - 5:30pm.

This workshop will teach several basic embroidery stitches used in traditional clothing from Northern Portugal dating back to the 1700s.  Fun for new and advanced embroiderers alike, we'll study the traditional costumes of Viana do Castelo and practice stitching a traditional floral pattern inspired by the designs on women's blouses. Use your embroidery to make an envelope (as pictured) or bring your own blouse made of a woven fabric (cotton or linen). Sarah attended the largest annual festival in the region last August, including a parade with over 600 women in traditional dress with embroidered vests, blouses, skirts, and even shoes! Learn about the traditions of this lesser-known region of Portugal and support a disappearing form of embroidery. — I will have just returned from my Portugal textile retreat with much to share!!

All materials, tea/coffee, and snack provided.

Location in Central Amsterdam will be announced to participants.

Price includes VAT.

*If you prefer to pay by ING Bank transfer, please email me to reserve your place and make your payment.

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