Embroidered US Wall Map with Robert Mahar / Saturday, May 25th / 10-1pm
Celebrate your home state, commemorate a recent road trip or stitch connections between you and your loved ones. We’ll explore all of the ways you can embroider your adventures in the “Lower 48” as we embellish a beautiful 1906 map of the contiguous United States custom printed on a half yard (27” x 36”) of cotton linen canvas.
Perfectly suited for beginners, instruction will cover embroidery basics and essential stitches. However, students with more embroidery experience are invited to join for a fun refresher course and the opportunity to stitch a large-format map. All materials (fabrics, embroidery floss, hoops and needles!) along with instructional diagrams are provided and included in the cost of the class.
Please note that this map is 100+ years old and some cartographic changes have taken place in the intervening years – however, the state borders and city names remain largely accurate. Cleverly designed with guides, you’ll find it easy to sew finished edges at home or wrap your map around a corkboard to pin photos of your friends, family and travels.
Coffee/tea and breakfast snacks will be served, students may bring in their own lunch.
About the Instructor: Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following. Robert was a contestant on the inaugural 2018 season of NBC's creative competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur. Learn more here: http://robert-mahar.com