Sugar Skull Embroidery

In Mexico, calaveras de azúcar, or sugar skulls, are molded and decorated with bright folk art designs to honor the spirits on Dia de los Muertos, November 1st. Their lovely florals and colorful flourishes are a happy way to celebrate and honor loved ones. In Texas, we've adopted many Mexican folk art motifs as everyday art, and these are no exception.

So many Stitch Lab students and visitors have noticed Kat McTee's embroidered sugar skull hanging in our A Lab that she decided it would be fun to create a new embroidery project class!

Students will have their pick of hand-silkscreened fabrics, pre-printed with Kat's original sugar skull design. We will choose a palette of floss colors, discuss stitch ideas, hoop up and stitch! Depending on your preferences for heavily embellished or simply stitched, you will either finish up in class or want to keep going at home. The designs may all start out the same, but everyone will work their own special mojo with line and color, ending up with an original embroidery that can be stretched on canvas, sewn into a pillow, or appliquéd onto a garment!

Prerequisite: Students must be at least 13 years old, and must have taken Embroidery I at Stitch Lab, or have the equivalent experience. Not sure? Please email and we'll discuss!

View our Flickr set of class samples and student photos!

6 students per class
One (1) 3.5-hour class
$50 (includes silkscreened fabric for stitching)
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"Thank you Leslie for having such a great place not just to teach us, but also a place to come and relax, meet people and learn just about everything interesting. Thanks for taking time to [ask] how we feel. As with every class that I have taken, the class was great. But, most of all, the instructor was great. I have had a great experience with all of them—Kat, Haley, Tina, and Niku. They all try to make sure that everyone understands every step of the process and tell us, also, if what we want to do is appropriate for our level of knowledge. And if we want to go the extra mile, they will guide us and help all the way so we can meet our goal. Thanks to you, Carol and the Gals for having a great, beautiful place." -- Dee

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