Abstract Embroidery

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Rena Wood

For students that have never touched a needle and thread, or for more experienced embroiderers looking for ways to expand their work, this workshop offers the time and space to get started. Using hand-stitched lines to draw on fabric, you will explore how the process of stitching and the materials chosen gives meaning to your work. Participants are introduced to basic embroidery stitches and discover different styles of embroidery and their histories. You will also experiment with a variety of materials to create your own style of stitched drawings. Open to all skill levels.


Rena Wood is a fiber artist and educator, currently finishing the year as a visiting faculty member at Bloomsburg University. She received her MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a former Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence. Her work, exploring memory through textile materials, has been exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions.

Rena Wood

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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