The Heart String - SAM Scholars

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The Heart String – SAM Scholars

29 October 2020 - 19 November 2020


A FREE weekly online student workshop lead by artist Aiofe Billings

Every Thursday 29th of October and 5th , 12th and 19th of November from – 6.15pm on ZOOM

Art, Design and textiles students, whatever your cause, artist Aoife Billings has the stitch for you. Join her in this beginner-friendly course of embroidery that will make the heartstrings sing. 

Learn how to make an embroidery patch for yourself, (or a friend or family member) over this four-week intensive. Alternatively, why not donate your patch to a front-line worker as a good luck charm for support and safety.

Participants will receive a materials pack free, along with the workshop. This can be collected from SAM shop at 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton.  

Materials provided:
-Small embroidery hoop (with screws to tighten)

-Two chenille needles between the sizes 15-21 (a medium sized needle with the eye big enough for embroidery thread)

-At least 4 different embroidery thread colours (DMC embroidery thread is best for beginner’s as it’s less likely to fray)

-30cm of white cotton fabric cut off the roll, not sheer or as thick as denim, something in between

-Iron on patch backing

Limited places available. Please visit for SAM Scholars bookings. 

About Aoife: she is a textiles-based artist who has taught textiles and sewing workshops for over five years for many Victorian councils and at Pink Ember Studio, a queer run not-for-profit in Coburg that she co-founded.

Aoife explores antifashion ideologies, her Irish heritage and the silent contracts surrounding the opression of femme bodies and behaviours within her fine art practice. Her disciplines include embroidery, clothing making, ceramics, installation, and most recently, oil painting.


29 October 2020at5:00 pm
19 November 2020at6:15 pm
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