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Sarah K. Benning is an American fiber artist with a nomadic studio practice.  She creates highly detailed, hand embroidered works of art inspired by nature and interior design.  

#SKBDIY PATTERN PROGRAM:

Visit my ETSY shop to subscribe to my monthly Pattern Program and embark on your own D.I.Y. stitching adventure using my contemporary designs and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  This month I am feeling the florals and have designed this sweet potted duo that are great for all skill levels!

Follow along with the fun, share your progress, and see other subscribers' work with #skbdiy on Instagram.


workshops:

 
 

Join me at in L.A. at Makers Mess for a couple of hands on contemporary embroidery workshops where you will learn all the preparatory steps and basic stitching methods to create your very own hand-stitched artwork.  

WHEN: December 12, 1-5 pm and December 13, 6:30-9:30 pm

WHERE: Makers Mess, 602 North Hoover, Silver Lake, CA www.makersmess.com

WHAT'S PROVIDED: Step by step instruction and all embroidery materials will be provided, including a selection of botanical designs, hoops, fabric, thread snips, needles, pencils, and a selection of embroidery floss.  No experience is necessary though a little patience and an open mind is always greatly appreciated!

WHAT YOU TAKE HOME: A brand new, one of a kind piece of hand-stitched art work (the perfect little gift for upcoming holidays or a special little treat for yourself!).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Reserve your spot for 12/12 or 12/13 at www.makersmess.com.

contemporary embroidery at the makerie:

I am so honored to be a teaching Contemporary Embroidery at The Makerie in Boulder, Colorado this coming Spring, April 27-30, 2017!  I will be joining an incredible group of women including Arounna KhounnorajElise GoodwinGeninne ZlatkisLizzy House, and Sarah Neubert to teach textile-oriented workshops tucked away at the base of the Flatiron Mountains.

I will guide participants through a contemporary embroidery project emphasizing drawing, composition, and fresh color combinations while celebrating intuitive decision making and a departure from the traditional conventions of hand-embroidery.

Participants will immerse themselves in the meditative and relaxing process of stitching and walk away with a new piece of contemporary art.

for more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.themakerie.com.

holiday markets:

In this increasingly fast-paced world & the unprecedented amount of information we’re all trying to process, this retreat provides the time & space to slow down & use the magic of your own hands. 

This three-day creative retreat is held at the base of the majestic Flatiron Mountains of Boulder, Colorado.  Nourish your creativity, connect with nature, and make wonderful things with your hands in this cozy and inspiring hideaway.  This retreat offers modern, creative, textile-focused workshops taught by renowned artists, locally sources healthy meals, evening programs centered around living a creative life, personal growth and well-being, plus the chance to connect with fellow creatives in an intimate setting.  A nurturing escape designed for self-care and creativity for makers of all kinds.

 
 

Every one of my creations is meticulously hand-stitched, emphasising craftsmanship, drawing, and playful color and shape combinations!

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