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Turkmen Cap Workshop

Tutor Alison Snepp
Duration 2 days
Dates Sat 19 and Sun 20  August 2017
Fees Members $175 | Non-Members $210
Fees Due By 17 Jul 2017
Venue  Concord RSL Club

Turkmen men, women and children all wear caps and they are made from all kinds of fabric with embroidery and often they are trimmed with talismans and beads.

Students attending this workshop will make a cap inspired by traditional caps in my collection.  It will be pieced and lined and then embroidered.  Each student will be provided with some handwoven Japanese kimono fabric to use as the key fabric in the cap.  They will supplement this with fabrics of their own to give an individual look to each cap.  Also each student will be given a small pack of charms and beads suitable for the talisman to give each cap and individual finish.

The caps will be pieced before they are embroidered using surface stitchery techniques.  The lower edge of the cap is finished with a characteristic border.

I think of the caps as three-dimensional embroideries that will be fun to work without necessarily having to be worn! The stitchery is straightforward and is worked in the hand, so no hoop is required.  

The workshop is suitable for embroiderers of all levels of skill. 



Enrol in this Workshop

You can book a place in this workshop by contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some workshops will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.