Salt Lake City, Friday, April 8, 2016 — West Elm and Craft Lake City present the May Embroidery Workshop with Chloe Monson of Black Hole Needle Works. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 5, at West Elm City Creek from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A lifelong maker, Monson has worked in many mediums, including oil, watercolor and illustration. After finding her niche in embroidery, Monson founded Black Hole Needle Works and was featured as a vendor at the 2015 Craft Lake City DIY Festival. “My whole life, I have been living creatively through different mediums,” says Monson. “When I started embroidering, you could see my personal style really shine through. Everything came so effortlessly.”
Inspired by tattoo flash, comic books and girl power, Monson’s style is eclectic and distinct. For this workshop, participants will learn how to embroider a flash-tattoo style heart, perfect for home décor or a Mothers Day surprise. Craft Lake City is excited to offer an opportunity to learn from one of Utah’s most talented and unique artisans.
Presented at West Elm once a month at the City Creek Center, located at 51 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah. this workshop series aims to compel participants of all skill sets to indulge in their creative sides to produce art and stylized home accoutrements.
Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check-in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot. First come, first served, waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.
About Craft Lake City: We are a 501-c3 charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2016 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 from Noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 from Noon to 6 p.m.
About West Elm: Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002, West Elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. Their mission is three-fold: 1) offer choice in products and services, helping customers create a home that tells their story, 2) build community with customers, collaborators and associates, connecting like-minded strangers through inspiration, conversation, events and activities, and 3) focus on consciousness and honest business practices in everything they do, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. West Elm has worked with 100+ independent designers. Their limited-edition collaborations help emerging and established artists and makers reach new markets while preserving the integrity of their designs.