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Learn a Fine Art

I am pleased to announce that I can now release dates for hand embroidery classes in 2016 in Godalming, Surrey at Studio 22;

Studio 22, Woodside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1LP

Introduction to Embroidery – Saturday the 16th of January – 10am – 4pm -Cost of £75

Whether you’re a complete beginner or just a bit ‘rusty’ this Introduction to Embroidery class allows you to explore the vast array of stitches and wide variety of techniques on offer. Working to a set design inspired by Clarice Cliff, I will provide all the materials and equipment you need.

Clarice CliffDeveloping Introduction to Embroidery – Saturday the 6th of February– 10am – 4pm -Cost of £75

Developing Introduction to Embroidery class takes your stitch knowledge further and allows you to explore the vast array of stitches and wide variety of techniques on offer. You will learn stitches such as satin, padded satin, herringbone,chain, French Knots, seeding and many more. Working to a set design inspired by Clarice Cliff in a Spring Crocus theme, I will provide all the materials and equipment you need.

P1050973Monogramming your own choice of letter with Whitework Embroidery – Saturday the 12th of March – 10am – 4pm – Cost of £75

Traditionally worked with white thread on white fabric and used for bridal and christening wear and ecclesiastical embroidery.

You will learn the Fine Art of working a monogram in your own choice of initial and use a combination of Whitework hand embroidery techniques such as Pulled Thread Work, Trailing, Satin Stitch, Padded Satin Stitch, Stem Stitch, to create a beautiful monogrammed linen.

2015-11-27 09.24.14Classes will be run in small groups of between 4 – 12 students and all materials are included in the price.

To book onto a class/es please email me at; kate@bespokeembroidery.net on my contacts page; Contact Kate or phone me on 07958189349

P1050794The Appliqué books is still going back and forwards to the Publisher with smaller and smaller changes every time so its all really beginning to come together. Its been very hard not to just keep adding to the proofs as its now at its maximum number of pages. After working through the last proof I feel its obvious the hundreds of hours of work I have put in and I am certain the book will go down a storm as it formalises all my knowledge. The book is available on pre-order at;

http://www.egbookshop.com/book/9781782211884/royal-school-of-needlework-appliqu-

After relishing teaching a Canvaswork module with the First Year RSN Degree students I am now looking at developing a class in hand embroidery that’s specifically targeted to developing skills at A/AS Art textile level to open their eyes to embroidery. I am currently in conversation with local colleges with the aim of getting younger students involved so that they build their hand embroidery skills and are aware of the vast range of possibilities available in a textiles career.

The First Year Future Tutors and myself when unto the Clothworkers’ last week and were honored to be shown their archives and silver vault. The Clothworkers’ and the RSN have a long standing relationship and the First Years have been asked to design a kneeler for the Clothworkers’ Church St Olafs. We will know the competition winner just prior to the Christmas holiday.

Rich and I are off on our own holiday to Stockholm and Copenhagen so I’ll be back on the blog with images from cooler climates in December.

Best,

Kate Cross

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