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Hand Embroidery: from inspiration to stitch


1 Day

Sun, 26th September, 2021

10:00am - 4:00pm

In this workshop Caroline will show you how to work your way from an original idea - perhaps a favourite part of your garden or a view you encounter on a regular walk - to creating an embroidery. You will use little paint swatches, sketches, fragments of fabric and snippets of thread to create a palette or mini-mood board, before starting to stitch your original design. This course is aimed at people who have perhaps stitched a few kits and now want to move off-piste and develop their own ideas.

This course includes the basic materials, though there may be some extra fragments of inspiration available for sale on the day.

Student Requirements

  • A few embroidery needles - I find the pink John James pebbles Cowslip sells are perfect.

  • A 5” or 6” embroidery hoop

  • A pincushion - we change threads frequently
  • A pair of small, sharp embroidery scissors
  • A notebook and pencil
  • A friction pen
  • An apron
  • A sewing machine (if wanting to use & please make sure it has been recently PAT tested) with feed dogs down and free motion embroidery foot, and a few machine needles (essential)