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Our Needlework Courses
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May

Silk Shaded & Embroidered Button Needlecase
Friday 19th May 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Clare Clensy

£80
Silk shading is a technique used to blend threads to get a natural shaded effect. Students will learn how to use this stitch whilst working a stylised sprig of leaves for the front of the needlecase. This will be adorned with hand-covered embroidered buttons and pearls to make a pretty motif.
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June

3D Embroidered Stitches - Add Another Dimension
Friday 2nd June 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Pat Trott

£80
Learn three-dimensional embroidery stitches to create flowers, leaves and stems that stand proud of the fabric. The tutor will show you a wide variety of stitches and techniques in order to give you an excellent grounding in 3D embroidery. You will gain the skills to complete an English country garden scene and will also extend your knowledge of hand embroidery. Learn from Pat Trott, author of Three Dimensional Embroidery Stitches.
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Seascapes in Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Wednesday 7th June 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

£80
Creating a stunning seascape 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 disscusions on seaside design ideas. This course is for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.
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Goldwork and Silk Shading – 3D Butterflies
Thursday 15th June 2017 to
Friday 16th June 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett

£160
Combining silk shading with goldwork creates a stunning piece of embroidery. Learn how to work long and short stitch in rich coloured threads and then embellish a lovely butterfly design with a variety of beautiful gold threads.
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July

Goldwork Embroidery Taster - Fuchsia
Thursday 13th July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett

£80
Goldwork is a stunning form of embroidery that can be worked in gold, silver, copper and other luxuriously coloured threads. This course is ideal for beginners and students with little previous knowledge as you will be guided through all the stages with group demonstrations and individual advice. A small design will be worked that incorporates the main types of metal thread and a variety of techniques. We will work on a fuchsia sprig motif embroidered with purple and pink coloured metal threads that are embellished with gold thread, worked on an ivory background.
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