2-Day Glove Embroidery Workshop - September 19 and 26

2-Day Glove Embroidery Workshop - September 19 and 26


2-Day Glove Embroidery Workshop!

Wednesday September 19 6pm – 9pm

Wednesday September 26 6pm – 9pm

Join Wing & Weft Gloves and professional embroidery expert Carla Bellisio in a 2-day workshop where you will get to design and embroider your own pair of custom leather gloves! Open to all levels of embroiderers-from beginner to expert!

Day one: You will choose your style of glove (from four basic style options) and your leather from our collection. We will take measurements to build your glove. You’ll also design your embroidery based on one of three samples then learn and practice stitches for your final glove. You will go home with materials and threads to practice the stitches and finalize your design.

Day two (one week later): You’ll receive your finished custom gloves! You will then transfer your embroidery design to your gloves, and begin embroidering them. You’ll end the workshop with all the skills and materials necessary to complete your embroidery at home if you don’t finish it in the workshop time.

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Materials Included:

Custom leather gloves (On the first day, you'll get to choose a Wrist-length, 4 Button-Length, Driving, or Scoop style, which will be custom-made to fit your hand "like a glove")

John James Chenille Needles Size 24

Practice canvas and practice leather

Cayo 6" Hoop

Clover 614C Leather Coin Thimble

Silver Pen

Embroidery threads


Skills Learned: 

Running Stitch


Tied Cross Stitch

Star Stitch

French Knots

Bullion Knots

Buttonhole Flowers

Fishbone Stitch

Closed Fly Stitch


About Carla Bellisio:

Carla Bellisio is a New York based dress designer and textile artist focused on promoting ethics and sustainability in fashion and craft.  Educated in costume design at Carnegie Mellon University, Carla has over a decade of experience designing and creating costumes for theater, opera and dance. 

In 2008, along with business partner Jocelyn Melechinsky, she founded Fermata Designs, an eco-conscious wedding gown atelier, where honoring family narrative and preservation of the environment is the focus. At Fermata Designs, heirloom wedding gowns are restored or refashioned, bringing new life and new memories to family garments.  Classic silhouettes inspire new custom gowns, which are crafted using sustainable materials and vintage trims.

Following her passion for fine craft, Carla traveled to London to attended The Royal School of Needlework, where she earned a certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery.  She has also attended the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, which teaches the fine embroidery skills of Nuido. 

This fall Carla will launch Carlaesthetics, a fashion blog sharing her journey to a more ethical wardrobe through exploration, education, design and renewal.  


About Wing & Weft Gloves:

Wing & Weft Gloves is a continuation of Lacrasia Gloves, the final remaining glove factory in New York City.  Lacrasia Gloves was founded and run by Lacrasia Duchein and Jay Ruckel for over 40 years. In April of 2017 the business was passed to a team of theatrical costumers, Katie Sue Nicklos and Sarah Timberlake, who recognized the value of keeping this time-honored craft alive and shared the passion to see bespoke gloves remain a part of the fashion and performance industries in the heart of New York City’s Garment District.  

With half a century of experience in hand-crafted leather glovemaking, Jay Ruckel has stayed with Wing & Weft Gloves as Master Glover to teach and share his craft.  As Creative Director and Executive Designer, Katie Sue Nicklos is tasked to steer the time-honored skills of Lacrasia Gloves into the future. Her background in manufacturing (Tan-Line Minimizing Sports Gear) and specialty costume construction and design (KTSUdesigns) gives her a unique framework of patternmaking, manufacturing process, and design to apply to building gloves. 

The legacy of this business is tremendous - with a client list that challenges editing!  From big brands (Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren) to young designers (Christian Cowen, Christain Siriano), from Broadway (Hello Dolly, Moulin Rouge) to debutantes, from rock stars (Lady Gaga, Prince, Michael Jackson) to movie stars (Samuel L. Jackson, Nicole Kidman), from first ladies (Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama) to Drag Queens (Sasha Velour, Aquaria) . . . if you loved it, we gloved it!

As the fashion industry evolves, Wing + Weft Gloves will continue to serve all of these unique communities with bespoke gloves. Wing + Weft Gloves strives to be not only the source, but an affordable and dynamic source for designers to manufacture gloves in the United States.  It is a gift to be able to continue to provide this unique service that we do not take for granted.  We glove you!