Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


Share your event with Surface Design Association’s international community of 3000 artists, designers, and enthusiasts. The Calendar is home to fiber, textile and design related exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities.

Click here to submit exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities to the SDA Calendar.

Questions? Please email:

Loading Events

Stumpwork Embroidery with Lisa Harkins

For a brief time in the 17th century, there flourished a fantastic and charming form of embroidery that still inspires textile artists today – stumpwork, or raised embroidery. This style of work is characterized by heavily stitched surfaces with three-dimensional elements. This two-day workshop will introduce you to some of the signature stitches and techniques of stumpwork. We will begin with a slide presentation about the history of raised work, and there will also be examples of more contemporary work available for study. This class will focus on the execution of this art, from basic design to beginning surface stitches to more advanced needle lace and raised work. Students will leave the class with a variety of small samples that should be a good resource for future experimentation.


February 16, 2017
February 17, 2017
Event Category:


Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
Mt. Vernon, WA United States