February 6th and 13th - 17th Century Stitches with Kate Barlow
(ONLINE TIMES AND DATES: Saturday 6th February 10:00 - 12:30 and Saturday 13th February 14:00 - 16:30)
This design gives you the chance to explore some 17th Century stitches and takes its inspiration from an original piece held in the Royal School of Needlework Collection. It uses four stitches seen in the original 17th Century embroidery – looped silk wrapped purl, corded buttonhole needlelace, over twisted mosse stitch and cut silk pile.The design is worked on a silk duchess satin using silk threads and gilt smooth passing. Your kit includes everything you need including a comprehensive instruction booklet.
Cost of the kit will be £45 plus £3.88 1st Class P&P.
March 19th, 20th and 30th - Shadow Work with Jenny Adin-Christie
(ONLINE TIMES AND DATES: 10:00 start for 3 hour session on Friday 19th March, Saturday 20th March and Tuesday 30th March)
This class is not suitable for beginners. Because Jenny's classes tend to be over-subscribed I will make a list of all interested students, and then pick 10 (possibly 12) on Sunday February 21st. So there is no entry in the shop, instead contact me to be put on the list. The class fee will be £90.
In the workshop we will explore the delicate art of shadow work embroidery. The principal stitch of this technique is Double Back Stitch (also known as Closed Herringbone). The stitch is worked on a translucent ground fabric (here this is Organdie), from the front. It forms a back stitch outline on the front of the work whilst creating a herringbone pattern on the reverse. This shows through the fabric creating a sense of solidity and pattern within design areas.
In this project, we will add a variety of other techniques to add further interest: the applique of a ribbon using pin and feather stitches, the applique of vintage thread labels and stamps, adding eyelets and surface stitches, working pulled ladder stitch, and adding feathers, sequins and buttons!
The design also includes a section of drawn thread work. This technique is not for the faint hearted on this very fine fabric and takes a long time!! Those of you who wish to tackle it are very welcome to but you may wish to replace this with further shadow work instead.
This design is intended to be made up into a scented sachet with lavender filling but could also be framed if you prefer.
Cost of the kit will be £45 plus £6 P&P.
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April 17th – with Chrissie Juno Mann
Cost of the kit will be £.
May 15th - with Nicola Jarvis
Cost of the kit is £
June 19th – Canvas work with Sonja Galsworthy
July 17th -
Cost of the kit will be £
Saturday September 18th - Jacobean Inspired Leaf with Anita Harrison
(If this course has to run online, it will run in 2 sessions on Saturday 18th and 25th September from 10:00 - 12:30)
This Introduction to Crewelwork ‘Jacobean Inspired Leaf’ has been designed for the embroiderer who wants to stitch a classic style piece using traditional materials, but isn’t quite ready to undertake the much larger project of a Jacobean Tree of Life.
Cost of the kit will be £22 and P&P if online
October 16th - Silk Shading and Goldwork with Kate Cross
Cost of the kit will be £.