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Chronicles in Cloth

June 11 - 16, 2023

Joy O. Ude  ·  joyoftextiles.com

Workshop at a glance

Add dimension and unique visual details as you fabricate a narrative assemblage in this workshop.


  • Image transfer
  • Embroidery
  • Appliqué and reverse appliqué
  • Introductory sewing


  • Mod podge
  • Paper and gently used fabric
  • Embroidery floss
  • Collected objects


  • Learning fabric piecing
  • Layering fabric
  • Gaining knowledge of basic embroidery and image transfer techniques
  • Sewing basics

Artist Bio

Joy O. Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer and is education coordinator at Tuft The World and member of the FJORD Gallery in Philadelphia. She earned her BFA in fashion design and an MFA in fiber arts from the University of North Texas. An American-born child of Nigerian immigrants, Ude explores the concept of duality in her artwork. Her work is included in regional and national shows including CraftTexas, Fantastic Fibers, Fiberart International, and ArtSeen. Her 2021 solo show, 9ja Vision: The Fiber and Mixed-Media Work of Joy O. Ude, was featured at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Ude teaches fiber-based workshops nationally, most recently at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

  • Joy O. Ude
  • Joy O. Ude
  • Joy O. Ude
  • Joy O. Ude

Workshop Description

In this exploration of surface design and stitching techniques students will experiment with combining collected and handmade elements into a cohesive storytelling assemblage. During the workshop you will build upon existing surface layers with image transfer, embroidery, and reverse appliqué. Individual parts will be united using appliqué, piece-stitching, and quilting. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fabric pieces (clothing, sheets, etc.) in addition to plain yardage. This course is a great introduction for beginners and will provide advanced students with new approaches for surface manipulation. Students will leave with the workshop with the skills to continue adding to their assembled pieces at home or in their studio. Open to all skill levels.


The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.


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

Available : 11
Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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