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Embroidery for Beginners


1 Day

Wed, 5th February, 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

This is a workshop for anyone who is new to hand embroidery and who would like to spend the day learning the basics.  In the morning I will teach several basic stitches, giving you plenty of time to practise.  Your stitches will form pages which can be made into a little sampler book for you to refer to at home. In the afternoon you will start on an embroidery, based on the stitches you have learnt. I will give you an autumnal picture for you to start stitching on, based on one of the embroideries from my journal “A country diary of a Lizzybethan lady.” At the end of the day I will give you ideas on how you can finish off and present your embroidery.

This is one of three workshops that I had to postpone in the autumn. If you intend to come to more than one workshop, the format of the day will be the same but I will be teaching different stitches and you will have a different picture to work on. 

student requirements

  • A basic sewing kit with needles and small embroidery scissors. 
  • I will have a pack made up for each of you containing fabric and stranded embroidery silks, which you will use during the workshop. Cost £5 payable on the day.
  • Notebook and pen/pencil