Stitch-A-Portrait

Use stitching techniques to enhance an image of someone that inspires you!

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1 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 6 - 18

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

2 More About my Activity

Have you ever thought about honouring a person that inspires you with a creative work of art? In this activity, you’ll use a needle and thread to enhance a photo, painting or drawing of someone you look up to. You’ll learn how to use stitching techniques to create your very own multi-media portrait.

3 What Materials Do I Need?

Different types of paper or fabric— magazines - photos - watercolour paper - cardboard - recycling, Different colours and thicknesses of thread or yarn, Different sizes of needles

4 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking

5 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.