Online Studio Class 68: Moroccan Lanterns with Dr. Valentina Grub

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Moroccan Lanterns

Brighten your own embroidery collection with blackwork lanterns!

One of the most emblematic items of Morocco are the artisanal copper lanterns. Found throughout the country wherever illumination is needed, sold in the souqs and medinas, these utilitarian objects are elevated to works of art with intricate piercing and vibrant colored glass.

Brighten your own embroidery collection with this course, in which you will stitch seven unique lanterns in blackwork. While the stitches used are relatively simple, backstitch or Holbein stitch, the challenge is in arranging the lanterns, and consistently stitching them with intricate, geometric patterns. The lessons for this class will be provided as PDFs, there will be no video instruction for this online studio class.

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More about Moroccan Lanterns

  • Class Details

    Design size: 8” by 12” on 14-count Aida. Depends on the thread count of the fabric and layout chosen by the student.
    Technique: Blackwork
    Skill level: Basic Intermediate
    Registration dates: Registration opens on July 3, 2024 and closes on August 7, 2024.
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted on October 2, 2024 and the last lesson will be posted on October 16, 2024.
    Number of Lessons: 2
    Class format: PDF Lessons
    Class cost: Class only $45.
    Supplies needed: Click here to see the list of supplies needed.
    Prerequisite: None

  • Lessons

  • About Dr. Valentina Grub

    After spending her early years as an expatriate, Valentina Grub graduated from Wellesley College (BA hons Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Classical Civilization), then continued to the University of St. Andrews (MPhil, PhD Medieval Art History). She also works as a freelance embroiderer and textile historian and has written two epistolary novels set in 1820s Europe. She currently lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. For more information, go to

  • More about our Online Studio Classes

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    Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.