U.S Map Embroidery Sampler

U.S Map Embroidery Sampler

U.S Map Embroidery Sampler

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 core embroidery basics and essential stitches.  However, students with more embroidery experience are encouraged to join for a fun refresher course and the opportunity to apply their skills to a large-format map.

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 cork board to pin photos of your friends, family and travels.

All materials (custom sampler, a limited palette of 6-strand embroidery floss, wood hoops and needles!) along with instructional diagrams are provided. However, if you have favorite embroidery tools or prefer specific colors of embroidery floss (6-strand or perle) you are encouraged to bring these items to the workshop.
Instructor Bio:
Robert Mahar is a California-based artist, designer, maker and embroidery enthusiast who teaches clever do-it-yourself projects and develops imaginative craft inspired products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting 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. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at robert-mahar.com.