What you see in the picture is an embroidery I made in 2019. The word DOBRO means GOOD. This is the first embroidery I made since I was a teenager. I’m showing you this alongside the other creations I made for pure fun to show you that anyone can do embroidery, and with the right approach and teacher, you can explore your creative potential. You don’t need to be good at it. Just having a hobby benefits our mental health.
I invite you to try it out for yourself, and you will observe how it impacts your well-being step by step. Take a look down below & check available embroidery workshops.
As children, we’re often discouraged from doing art, or we’re taught that we should create in a specific way to the liking or not of people that decided it for us: teachers, parents, family. Along the way, we most likely get blocked & forget that art, creativity is a basic need for human expression. Art should be fun, should not be created to the liking of others. You can see that when you watch kids under the age of 6, enthusiastically drawing & exploring different shapes and colors. One may tell that you should forget about art when you grow up and start doing grown-up things. This is far from the truth: we should do art & be creative as it’s one of fundamental parts of the human experience & it’s proven that it helps with our mental health. I always make sure that I teach that during the workshop and help you to unleash that curiosity and joy that accompanied you when you were little.
6.12 – Embroidered Christmas Ornaments / Ulven Hagen
10 & 11.12 – Embroidery Beginners with Live Plants / Holmenkollen
14.12 – Embroidered Christmas Ornaments / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
17.12 – Modern plants embroidery / Deichman Bjørvika
4.01 – Embroidery Afternoon / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
14.01 – Modern plants embroidery / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
17.01 – Introduction to plants embroidery / Ulven Hagen
18.01 – Embroidery Afternoon / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
11.02 – Modern plants embroidery / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
15.02 – Embroidery Afternoon / DEICHMAN Bjørvika
25 & 26.02 – Embroidery Beginners with Live Plants / Holmenkollen
More workshops will be aannounced in January 2023
Embroidered Christmas Ornaments
Ulven Hagen, 104 Ulvenveien, Menighetshus
There will be 2 sessions: 16:00 – 18:00 and 18:00 – 20:00
– kr 400 for 1 session (2 hours)
– kr 650 for 2 sessions (4 hours)
I invite you to try out and learn how to embroider on your own clothes, make your own pillowcases & design your own creations during a private session. We will meet for 5 hours and go through all the details to help you start your embroidery journey. You will get an energy & confidence boost to embark on your own embroidery journey.
Embroidery is a mindful and creative way to express yourself. It helps with mental health and gives refuge from everyday activities. Creating something with our own hands is unbelievably rewarding—a mix of pride, excitement, and accomplishment.
Beginners Workshop with DEICHMAN Bjørvika
We are happy to announce more workshops coming cooperation with DEICHMAN Bjørvika. During a 5 hour meeting, you will learn how to do leaves & flowers in various techniques. During this course you will be able to work with simple yet cohesive patterns that will help you start making your own compositions in the future. You will also learn about the helpful tricks and tips and avoid common beginners mistakes.
All of this in a friendly, supportive atmosphere that will let you tap into your own creativity and discover that you can also draw patterns for your own projects!
Workshop will be free thanks to cooperation with DEICHMAN Library. Materials are included and there will be 10 spots available. Registration will happen through an external link a week before the workshop. More info can be found on DEICHMAN Bjørvika’s website.
During this unique time when we connect nature and art under one roof, you will learn how to do embroidery using simple, beginner-friendly techniques. But first, you will be playing, studying and arranging live flowers & leaves to create your own, unique composition. This helps a lot when making your personalized designs.
There is something touching and vulnerable while experiencing a fragile flower or a leaf. We will be able to save these memories through embroidery. This is a full beginners workshop – besides working on our designs by composing them from real flowers we will cover all the basics. You will leave the workshop equipped with tips and tricks to continue your embroidery journey.
All the materials and a selection of live plants are included.
Embroidery Evening - November 18th
This is an evening for anyone who has already started on embroidery and wishes to continue and get feedback from the teacher and community.
This time we will also be meeting in my new home studio and again continuing on our embroidery journey.
Bring your current project, favourite wine and snacks and indulge yourself with a fun and creative atmosphere of like-minded craftsy people. A selection of snacks & drinks as well as materials is always available for you. We meet on Friday, 11th November at 18:00 at Ryghs vet, Holmenkollen.
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