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Our Needlework Courses
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August

Herbaceous Border in Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Sunday 6th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

£80
Creating a beautiful herbaceous border, brimming with summer blooms using silk ribbons and embroidery threads. Draw inspiration from samples, pictures and photographs as well as tutor demonstrations. Each step and stitch will be demonstrated and there will be group discussions on design ideas. This course is for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.
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Adventures In Goldwork
Friday 18th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hanny Newton

£80
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 are used, 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 throughout the day.
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September

Goldwork Embroidery with Silk Shading - Rose
Thursday 14th September 2017 to
Friday 15th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett

£160
Goldwork and silk shading work beautifully together. In this course you will learn the technique of silk shading (painting with the needle) while embroidering a beautiful rose design. The bloom will then be embellished with a variety of metal threads which will include creating golden edges to the petals.
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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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