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Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Rich and I had a fantastic time on our Scandi Adventure. Copenhagen and Stockholm have got us in the mood for Christmas and we are now hoping for a white Christmas and to be snowed in on at the top of this hill to be able to make the most of this long festive period at home in Godalming.

We especially enjoyed Copenhagen and thank you to student Elisabet for all the tips that you sent us.  Rosenborg Slot, the Dutch Renaissance Royal castle was a real treat.  The castle housed some beautiful jewels and some stunning embroideries. One of the treasures that I fell in love with was the Royal Saddle dating from 1596 that was encrusted in Applique Goldwork with pearls and precious jewels. All of which were hand embroidered in the most sumptuous goldwork techniques.


Rosenborg Slot


Hand Embroidery Classes

We all have so many material items these days so if you are struggling to find a Christmas present for a friend why don’t you consider giving them a gift experience in the Art of Hand Embroidery. This offer is only available in December offer to book for a fee of £125 for two people. Please just quote “stocking” when you register and pay.

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; on my contacts page; Contact Kate or phone me on 07958 189349

Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and a cracking New Year.

Kate Cross x

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