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: Embroidery I or equivalent experience. Not sure? Please e-mail and we'll discuss.

View our Flickr set of some of our students' final class creations!

6 students per class
One (1) 3.5-hour class
$50 (includes silkscreened fabric for stitching)
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Upcoming Dates for this Class!
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Monday, 5/5, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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