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ArtMEETS: Punch Needle Embroidery!
Facilitator: Skylar Cheung
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1-4pm (Civic Long Weekend)
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse | 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: $10 | Register on Eventbrite (registration will open Tuesday July 9 at 10am)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Create original designs on fabric using creative punch needle embroidery techniques!

Punch needle embroidery is a safe, fast, and fun way to create original designs on any type of non-stretch fabric. Embroidered artwork can be used for wall hangings, clothing patches, tote bag pins, and more! Learn the basics on punch needle embroidery, including setting up your needle, proper sewing techniques, and best practices. The best part, you take home all your supplies with you!

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: SKYLAR CHEUNG

Skylar Cheung is an embroidery enthusiast who found the practice of punch needle embroidery online last winter. She recognizes the lack of affordable workshops teaching this fun and easy practice, and hopes to share the lesson and techniques she has learned with the community. Skylar enjoys creating witty signs for home decor using the punch needle technique. Her works have been featured at her school: the University of Toronto. There, she is an undergraduate student with a double major in political science and criminology.

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COST

In order to continue to support the ArtMEETS program and its facilitators, as well as to offset the cost of high quality art supplies provided during each workshop, each ArtMEETS workshop will be $10. Payment is to be made online at the time of registration, which will be done via Eventbrite. Payments through Eventbrite can be made with any major credit card, or through PayPal.

Unfortunately, East End Arts is not able of offer refunds or exchanges at this time. If you are not able to attend an ArtMEETS workshop that you’ve registered for, please feel free to transfer your ticket to a friend! If you’re transferring your spot to another person, be sure to email them your ticket or hand it to them personally, and let East End Arts know in advance. Thank you!

REGISTRATION FOR PUNCH NEEDLE EMBROIDERY WILL OPEN TUESDAY JULY 9, 2019 AT 10:00 AM.

ENERGY EXCHANGE

To ensure that the cost of each workshop does not serve as a barrier to participation, community members will have the opportunity to participate in an ArtMEETS workshop for free via Energy Exchange! An Energy Exchange is a way for you to pay for an ArtMEETS workshop with energy and time, as opposed to with money. Energy Exchange positions will include setting/packing up tables and chairs before and after an ArtMEETS workshop, participating in an ArtMEETS focus group, and more. Energy Exchange positions will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference being given to individuals from low-income households, and/or those who identify as belonging to one or more of the following equity priority groups, as identified by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council:

  • 2SLGBTQIAP
  • Indigenous
  • Francophone
  • Person of Colour
  • Deaf
  • Person with Disability/ies
  • Person Living with Mental Illness

REGISTRATION FOR AN ENERGY EXCHANGE FOR PUNCH NEEDLE EMBROIDERY WILL OPEN TUESDAY JULY 9, 2019 AT 10:00 AM.

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