Hand Embroidery - Picture or Teacosy


2 Days

Mon, 15th July, 2019 to Tue, 16th July, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Working from a pre-printed design on antique linen, we will stitch a riot of flowers, perhaps with a butterfly or bee hovering,  on one side of the cosy. On the other side, you might incorporate fragments of antique fabric, some text, a button or two. It is always nice to stitch something you can use, whether to keep or give as a present. Caroline will bring her collection of beautiful antique fabrics for you to use. If you don’t like the idea of a tea cosy then the piece of linen will be large enough to use for a cushion panel or picture.  This workshop is aimed at those with some stitching experience.  Materials cost payable on the day to CZ £10

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)