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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Stitched Embellishments for Paper & Prints

This April, we’re dedicating our Drink & Draw series to stitching! Join us for one or both sessions to try out various ways to embellish paper or fabric with a needle, thread, and other textile materials.

Guest Artist: Breanna Robinson

Sewing on paper is a fun and easy way to add extra dimension, texture, and allure to prints, drawings, and cards. For people who love process, the act of sewing can bring an extra step of loving care to existing creation. Hand sewing on blank paper can also be used to create fully thread-based work. 

Artist Breanna Robinson and owner of Nanette Home “Exquisite Cushions” uses embroidery, trim, beads, and other embellishments to add sculptural elements and sensory appeal to her works on paper. At this Drink & Draw, she will share simple embellishing  techniques for use on paper, including basic decorative stitches  and how to add decorative borders, bling, and imagery. No prior sewing experience is necessary, just some kind of needle and thread and the paper you would like to embellish. All of these techniques can also be used for any sewing projects using fabric.

Suggested Materials

  • Prints or drawings, preferably on thicker paper
  • Postcards, greeting cards, playing cards, etc.
  • Embroidery floss, thick thread, thin yarn, string, ribbon, kitchen twine
  • Embroidery needle to fit your thread

Optional Materials

  • Beads, buttons, brads, trim, lace, pom poms, etc.
  • Heavier clothing or textiles like denim
  • Stretched canvas (blank or painted)
  • A sewing project of your own
  • Matte medium or glue stick

Zoom Meeting ID: 9858 2228 264

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.