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Our Needlework Courses
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September

Seed Pod – Mixed Embroidery Techniques
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to
Sunday 24th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Clare Clensy

£160
This creative course mixes a variety of hand embroidery techniques such as stumpwork, appliqué and crewelwork stitches to create a 3-dimentioal Jacobean style pod. The design uses a variety of silk and linen fabrics and wire edging to help the shape stand away from the background fabric.
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October

Needlework Weekend – A Touch of Tudor
Saturday 28th October 2017 to
Sunday 29th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett, Pat Trott

£160
Our Needlework Weekend has become an annual autumn event. Immerse yourself in two days of uninterrupted stitching and learn a wide range of beautiful techniques from published embroiderers and respected tutors Hazel Everett and Pat Trott. Embroider with a variety of different threads using a very broad range of surface stitches and goldwork techniques, with guidance at every stage. This year’s theme is A Touch of Tudor and you will create a lovely scene in needlework, capturing the colours and textures of the 16th century in beautiful threads. Treat yourself to a whole weekend devoted to needlework in the company of experts. (See ‘Skills/Techniques Covered’ for the many stitches offered.)
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December

Goldwork Bowties - Conception to Creation
Wednesday 6th December 2017 to
Thursday 7th December 2017
9.45 am to 4.30pm
Tutor: Hanny Newton

£160
The bow tie is an iconic fashion accessory. From design to the finished piece, learn to create a pre-tied bow tie embellished with metal thread embroidery. Metal embroidery threads have been used for centuries. Traditionally gold and silver wires were wrapped around a silk core, but today a huge range of metals are used including copper, tin, pewter and platinum, and a rainbow of colours are available. The technique of couching involves stitching one thread (i.e the metal) onto the surface of the fabric with another thread (i.e a cotton). Couching is a very versatile technique which can produce an amazing array of patterns and effects which we will discover that can be used to embellish your own bespoke bow tie.
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