ACSA at Carrick Hill: Contemporary Embroidery with Sera Waters

ACSA at Carrick Hill: Contemporary Embroidery with Sera Waters

$235.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Sera Waters
Mon 8 Jul – Tue 9 Jul
9.30am – 4.30pm
At Carrick Hill
Level – Beginners


In this short course participants will learn a range of embroidery techniques, to create their own contemporary sampler. Skills taught will range from basic embroidery stitches, to beginner blackwork embroidery, as well as some goldwork and raised embroidery techniques. Alongside skill development we will examine contemporary textile practices and explore how stitch traditions can be understood and applied in unconventional ways for current times. This course is designed for participants with minimal embroidery experience through to those with prior knowledge.


Basic materials supplied (includes needle, threads, fabrics, with scissors, hoops and other materials available to use in class). Students are however encouraged to bring their own materials should they wish.


Sera Waters is an artist and academic based on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, who works predominantly with textiles. She holds a PhD from the University of South Australia and in 2006 was awarded the Ruth Tuck Scholarship to study hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (UK). Her current research interests include repetitive crafting, Australian colonial and domestic histories, and the application of traditions for a changing future. She exhibits national and internationally and is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery.


Image: Textile artist Sera Waters draws on on traditional techniques in her contemporary arts practice. Photo: Aubrey Jonsson


Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.

Categories:Winter SchoolShort Courses
Experience Level:Beginner

5 in stock

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.