Stitchscape festive decoration

christmas embroidery workshop

Start the Christmas cheer early and enjoy a relaxing workshop hand stitching your own hoop decoration for the tree! Full of sparkle and with simple hand embroidery stitches, this is a lovely project to get you into a festive mood and is easily completed by Christmas.

Using pre-printed or coloured cotton fabrics each layer is treated with different embroidery stitches ranging from simple straight stitches to slightly more advanced bullion knots so this is a perfect day out for embroiderers of all skill levels. The embroidery style is a free-for-all and with a ‘no-right-or-wrong’ attitude, this is a great session to come and give hand embroidery a go. There is a pattern to follow if you wish, or you can take inspiration from the original design and go wild with your own creation.

If you aren’t confident in cutting your own shapes there will be templates to follow and instruction pages on how to complete each layer.

Wear your best festive jumper and let’s get stitching!

Cost

£65.00

Date

07 Dec 2021
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you will need

All materials are provided (10cm wooden embroidery hoop, backing fabric, pre-printed cotton fabrics, threads, bead/sparkle trimmings, and felt to back) but do bring sewing tools you are comfortable with, ie: needles, threaders and fabric/embroidery scissors if you have them. You may also wish to bring your own piece of ribbon/lace to hang the hoop from.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Beth Power

Tutor

Beth Power

Beth is an embroidery and textile artist from East Sussex who has always loved creating, sewing and playing with (or hoarding!) beautiful fabrics. Since completing a degree in Mixed Media Textiles at De Montfort University, Leicester, she has developed her own distinctive style of embroidery art using pre-printed or coloured fabrics to build up landscapes (affectionately known as Stitchscapes) which are then highly embellished with multiple forms of hand embroidery. With a free-style approach and a no-right-or-wrong attitude, her art pieces are becoming more textured and three-dimensional, with an eye for colour and patient attention to detail in every one. What started as a hobby has now turned into a flourishing embroidery business, Dotty Textiles.

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