yesterday barb taught my stage craft class embroidery(i taught rug hooking to her class a couple of weeks ago). we cover drawing ,painting, printmaking and sculpture in this class. but when we do "craft" we come to my house. there are only 5 students so that makes it easy. barb gave a presentation on the history of embroidery and on contemporary artists who incorporate embroidery in their work. then she taught them basic stitches and a few exercises of "expressive" embroidery. their project is to create a "totemic doll" that includes either expressive embroidery or text. i love this kind of teaching.