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Braille embossing on metal tags

September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Class Description
This fiber arts class with heart introduces students to embossing braille characters to decorate clothing. If rocking a vintage hat is your jam and you want to try your hand at metal embossing with a historic slate & stylus, this is the perfect class for you. The class is taught by a full-time teacher at Perkins School for the Blind sharing a unique talent for creating unique and resourceful art using embossing techniques. Art is limitless and here is a chance for you to try it out.

Class Goals
– a basic history of Braille
– how to use a slate & stylus
– how to add a metal tag to a baseball cap
– a beginner lesson in metal embossing

The final product will be your own awesome baseball cap with a Brailled metal tag on it. The hat and information provided will be yours to keep.

Materials Provided
– Baseball caps (a select few will be provided for an additional cost, but feel free to bring your own)
– Slate & stylus
– Embroidery thread and needles
– Basic history of Braille


Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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