Hand Embroidery : A relaxing afternoon of making
Level: Beginner or above
Class size: 4
Course length: 2 and a half hours
Materials, equipment and tuition are included.
A fun introduction to hand embroidery designed for beginners or those who want a refresher. The aim is to use traditional embroidery techniques in a contemporary way.
Learn simple stitches and how to use them to make something unique to you. This relaxing session is for beginners or those who want to free up their technique.
We will explore a selection of stitches including: running stitch, stem stitch, French and bullion knots and seeding stitch. If there is a particular line or fill that you need we will look at the different stitches. You can use these to create an image which can then be left in a frame or made into a small lavender shape.
There will be an opportunity to look at different fabrics and fibres you can use, with an emphasis on re-using and adapting scraps and other bits and bobs.
You can work on your own design, an idea you have been mulling over or you can work from one of our images. You will learn how to plan and transfer your design onto your base fabric.
This workshop is part of Sam’s Harrow Open Studio. Her artwork will be around for you to use as inspiration and ideas. It will take place in the Stitch Club Studio in Central Pinner. This Aladdin’s cave is full of inspirational textile bits and bobs. It has been adapted to our new way of being with a lovely outdoor working space where you can relax and forget about the world outside.
You will leave with new ideas and the confidence to create your next embroidery independently.