Make Your Own Plushie
Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell
About the Workshop
Make a new companion by sewing your very own plushie! Learn some basic hand sewing and embroidery techniques that will allow you to design and create a stuffed creature out of fabric. This class will be fun and relaxing. All levels are welcome.
Participants will be provided with:
- 8 x 12 felt square (assorted colors)
- Embroidery Floss and Needle
- 1/4 yard Muslin
- Yarn (a few colors)
Participants will need to bring their own: scissors, scrap fabric (if you want to incorporate it)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 30 Durham-based members of the Duke community to register will be provided with supplies for this workshop at no cost. An email will be sent prior to the workshop for on-campus pickup instructions.
About the Instructor
Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair.
She has participated in residencies at the Rubenstein Art Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.