Drawing The Thread

July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018

Joetta Maue

This workshop explores embroidery as drawing with a specific focus on the techniques of figure drawing and turning them into a stitched work. Through direct drawing, transfer and projection students will build technical skills and conceptual idea development. Traditional drawing techniques such as contour, gesture and hatching are addressed and considered in terms of application with embroidery. Students will learn basic-to-advanced embroidery techniques, including various stitches, appliqué techniques, staining and three-dimensional building of textiles. Participants will begin a personal project and discuss the best way to make stitch, technique, color and materials choices. Open to all skill levels.


Joetta Maue is an artist, curator and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings and photographs that explore the psychological landscape of the domestic space. Maue’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country, and her writing has been published in numerous publications. She is a professor and practicing artist in New England where she lives with her family.

Joetta Maue

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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