Introduction to Contemporary Embroidery

  • The Grove, Dallas Coworking 501 Elm St #450 Dallas, TX 75202
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Class Description

Learn how to decorate your life in colorful, contemporary designs. Nosheen Iqbal of noshii design will teach you basic embroidery stitches, prep and transfer techniques to create your own simple embroidery creation on a 6” wooden hoop. You will be able to start working on a simple Terrarium with a transfer design. Each student will be provided all the materials needed to finish their piece.

You'll Get:
- Your own kit, which includes: embroidery fabric with a transferred design, 2 Needles, scissors, a 6” Bamboo Hoop, and 5 colors of embroidery thread 

- The class location is The Grove, Dallas, a coworking space located in Downtown Dallas' West End. For parking details, please click here
- BYOB/Wine

Class Instructor

Nosheen Saima Iqbal, born in Surrey, England, moved to Texas in her mid-teens. She received a BA with an outstanding portfolio award in Communication Design from the University of North Texas. After graduation, she worked for Fossil for over a decade in design, art direction and finally as a lead watch designer. She has also worked for brands such as DKNY, Armani Exchange and a collaboratory collection with Opening Ceremony whilst still at Fossil.

Nosheen Iqbals Pakistani heritage plays a dominate role in her choice of color, pattern and texture. Pakistan has a rich history of pigment dyeing and embroidery techniques which varies in each province and dates back further than the Mughal Empire. She is also heavily influenced by the intricate and interlaced patterns found in Islamic Art. Taking key elements from the classical tradition, she elaborates upon them in order to invent a new form of decoration and design.

From an early age she was sewing and embroidering small remnants of fabric, leaves and textured papers. Intrigued by the idea of tactility of mixed media textile and the juxtaposition of soft and hard materials - nature versus modern. To further explore this notion, she combines fibers and wood to create something handmade using unconventional techniques. Under the moniker Noshii, she has worked with brands such as Hermes to create extraordinary installations for their store window. She has also created charitable pieces for Dwell with Dignity, The Warren Center and the Humane League.

Inspiration: Textiles, glasswork, Islamic art and the imaginations of little children.

Likes: Sunny days in England, cultural revival and the sound of parcels being dropped at my doorstep.

Dislikes: Waiting in long queues, man-made destruction and small minded attitudes.

Follow her on Instagram @noshii or Facebook at noshiistudio . Be sure to visit her website to purchase some of her beautiful hand embroidered wood pieces!