Fundamentals of Embroidery
This course is designed both for beginners and participants with some experience in stitching. It covers learning various linear and filling stitches, a selection of three-dimensional stitches, techniques of combining stitches in so called “lattice work” and the astonishing Stitch of Bayeux used in the famous 11th century Bayeux Tapestry.
The students will need to provide their own materials and tools for the course. For further information on what you will need for the entire course and suggestions on where to get them, go to: https://cutt.ly/embroidery
You can also contact Uisce Jakubczyk (the tutor) directly with any questions related to the course, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The tutor will send designs and teaching handouts, and provide support via email and WhatsApp in between classes.
Start Date: 04/02/21
Course Format: Remotely via Zoom
Duration: 8 weeks
Tutor: Uisce Jakubczyk
I am a weaver, embroiderer and fibre arts teacher from Poland, living in Ireland since 2004. My textile art has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania and Taiwan. I am a recipient of several awards in Ireland and abroad.
My main focus in my art practice is on minimal woven art and medieval styles, techniques and images in embroidery.
I have been teaching various fibre arts courses and workshops from 2013 in Co. Dublin, Dublin City, Co. Louth, Co. Wicklow and Co. Down. In 2018/2019 I was working for Creative Spark, Dundalk, providing embroidery workshops for community projects. Since 2016 I teach various workshops at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul. In 2020 I started teaching fibre arts courses at Malahide Community School.
I am an author of a large scale tapestry Women of Fingal (completed in March 2021) funded by Creative Ireland and commissioned by Fingal County Council.
I practice historical fencing with sabre, longsword and sword & buckler as a member of HEMA Ireland (the national Historical European Martial Arts federation).
- Master Degree in Musicology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
- Journeyman in artistic weaving, People’s University in Turno, Poland
Online gallery: www.behance.net/uisceartef3b