WORKSHOP: Botanical alphabet embroidery with Adriana Torres, Sunday 5th May

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WORKSHOP: Botanical alphabet embroidery with Adriana Torres, Sunday 5th May


As part of our Home & Garden weekend we have a series of workshops available to book here at Court House Farm.
SUNDAY 5TH MAY 11.00-2.00
Join embroidery Artist Adriana Torres, ‘Miga de pan’ in creating your own hand embroidered artwork. this workshop will explore Adriana’s own design of hand embroidery A-Z floral lettering (pictured) Each attendee will be able to learn the stitches from the samplers provided, from the most popular to the most difficult and unknown. They also will learn to combine different thicknesses and amounts of strands according to each stitch. This way of working gives to the embroidery an aesthetic rich in textures and strong aspect of simplicity, which is the style that characterises the work of Adriana.

Materials included: This workshop includes a 50 cm x 55 cm silk screened cotton fabric with the A-Z floral design. A suitable needle, wool threads from La Patagonia and a print with the alphabet to create your own typographic embroidery.

Materials to bring: Please bring a sharp pair of embroidery scissors and an embroidery hoop

In the beautiful surrounding of Court House Farm and Gardens, come join us to enjoy a few hours of mindful crafting. Entrance to the event is included in your workshop ticket so explore the gardens, make use of our pop up cafe and buy some plants!

Adriana Torres, artist, illustrator and founder of Miga de Pan has studied architecture and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. Her collection was distinguished with the Seal of Good Design, an official distinction awarded by the Ministry of Industry to the national industry products that stands for innovation, for its commitment to local production, by its position in the market and its quality design. Her label was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be part of the national pavilions at 100% Design London, Maison & Object Paris, and Pitti Bimbo in Italy representing Argentine design. She received the first prize in the national contest of artisans organized by the “National Fund for the Arts”, which is part of the Cultural National Secretary of Argentina in the category "Contemporary Textile Doll Making".

Adriana has taught embroidery workshops worldwide including Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Bilbao, La Coruña, Sevilla, Mallorca, Paris (at the Argentine Embassy), Berlin, London, Devon, Zürich, City of México, Boulder (Colorado), Santa Monica (California) and Philadelphia (at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters HQ). We are lucky she is making a stop in Bristol while visiting the UK!

Her work was published by Thames and Hudson in “The New Artisans”, DPI magazine (Taiwan), Super Handmade (China), Stich•illo by Uppercase (Canada), Frankie (Australia), Selvedge (UK) and was the cover of Embroidery Magazine (United Kingdom).

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