Hand Embroidery - Picture or Teacosy


2 Days

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

10:00am - 4:00pm

'One of Caroline’s favourite vintage treasures is a crazy patchwork tea cosy, worked in silk, each patch embroidered with the name of a place the family had been on holiday. 

A tea cosy is something everyone needs, and they look lovely on a hook in the kitchen, and are a great present to give a couple just starting out, or celebrating an anniversary.

At this workshop, Caroline will have an array of screens, transfers and templates with which you can make up a design, or she will help you draw one. You may want a seaside theme, or a riot of flowers and ‘time for a cup of tea in the garden’ embroidered. There is the matter of the other side too - perhaps pieced in different vintage fabrics, or with more text embroidered. As ever. Caroline will have a stash of vintage fabrics with her, as well as a huge selection of embroidery thread. 

Of course, you do not have to make a tea cosy: it could be a small cushion, or something to frame. The point is to make something beautiful with vintage fabrics and thread, and possibly using some fabric paint as well.

Becky Stephens will be helping Caroline to ensure that everyone gets their tea cosy finished, and with time for homework between the two days (!) you should go home with something lovely to treasure or give away.”

 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)