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Botanical embroidery workshop with Adriana Torres (aka Miga de Pan)

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We are beyond delighted to be welcoming BuenosAires-based illustrator, designer and embroiderer Adriana Torres who is in the UK briefly for a series of embroidery workshops in London and has added some extra dates to her workshop tour to visit us in Bristol and share her beautiful world of embroidery with us.

This workshop will explore Adriana’s own design of hand embroidery A-Z floral lettering.

In this personalised workshop each student will be able to learn the stitches from the sampler that she or he likes the most. From the most popular to the most difficult and unknown. They also will learn to combine different thicknesses and amounts of strands according to each stitch. This way of working gives to the embroidery an aesthetic rich in textures and strong aspect of simplicity, which is the style that characterises the work of Adriana.

Each workshop is a complete class and is suitable for all, from beginners to experienced stitchers who wish to take their needlework to the next level.

Materials included:

This workshop includes a 50 cm x 55 cm silkscreened cotton fabric with the A-Z floral design. A suitable needle, wool threads from La Patagonia and a print with the alphabet to create your own typographic embroidery.

Materials to bring:

Please bring a sharp pair of embroidery scissors and an embroidery hoop.

Skill Level:

This is open for all skill levels including beginner stitchers. No previous knowledge is required.

About Adriana

Adriana Torres, artist, illustrator and founder of Miga de Pan has studied architecture and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. Her collection was distinguished with the Seal of Good Design, an official distinction awarded by the Ministry of Industry to the national industry products that stands for innovation, for its commitment to local production, by its position in the market and its quality design.

Her label was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be part of the national pavilions at 100% Design London, Maison & Object Paris, and Pitti Bimbo in Italy representing Argentine design.

She received the first prize in the national contest of artisans organized by the “National Fund for the Arts”, which is part of the Cultural National Secretary of Argentina in the category "Contemporary Textile Doll Making".

Adriana has taught embroidery workshops worldwide including Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Bilbao, La Coruña, Sevilla, Mallorca, Paris (at the Argentine Embassy), Berlin, London, Devon, Zürich, City of México, Boulder (Colorado), Santa Monica (California) and Philadelphia (at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters HQ).

She participated with her embroidery artworks at several collective art exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Paris and Leipzig.

Her work was published by Thames and Hudson in “The New Artisans”, DPI magazine (Taiwan), Super Handmade (China), Stich•illo by Uppercase (Canada), Frankie (Australia), Selvedge (UK) and was the cover of Embroidery Magazine (United Kingdom).

Her embroideries are currently available at Mar Dulce gallery in Palermo, Buenos Aires.

Find out more about Adriana here and here