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Why not start a New Year with a new skill and meet like minded creative people?
Whether you’re a beginner or have experience, we are sure you will enjoy a class to develop your embroidery skills or inspire you to try something new. Local textile artist and qualified teacher Kate Farrer trained at the Royal School of Needlework and is now running “hands on” classes in Hand Embroidery at The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, within the Octagon building.
Introduction to hand embroidery – Saturday the 21st of March – 10am-4pm
Whether you’re a complete beginner or just a bit ‘rusty’ this is a great place to start. Introduction to Embroidery will introduce you to a wide range of stitches. You will be creating a Clarice Cliff Spring inspired design on silk dupion and learning how to form stitches within the design. Stitches within the design include; satin stitch, buttonhole, back stitch, chain stitch, seeding, heavy chain, and stem stitch.
Introduction to Silkshading – Saturday the 2nd of May – 10am – 4pm
Referred to as painting with a needle, silk shading is achieved using long and short stitches and colour blending to create a photographic quality embroidery.
This one-day introduction course will set you up with the basic skills needed to develop this beautiful technique. Taught in a small informal group, you will learn how to create split stitch and long and short silk shading using stranded cottons to create a pretty carnation. You will also learn the theory behind what order to work the petals in, what order to work the split stitch in and where it should be used for each petal as you build up the design.
The cost of each class is £75.00 payable when booking. Kate will provide a set design for you to work on along with all the materials and equipment you need. Materials and refreshments are provided within this cost. Please note, lunch is not included within this cost.
To book onto the classes please email Kate on; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07958 189349