Hand embroidery has been practiced for centuries and remains a hugely popular and fulfilling craft today. As with most crafts, hand embroidery is wide and varied in technique, style and usage. Traditional crewel embroidery, fine and delicate silk work, contemporary mixed media or modern folk art to name just a few. Whichever style of embroidery interests you, there is one thing they all have in common – the actual embroidery stitches. Threads, fabrics and designs may vary but the core stitches can be utilised to great effort across all genres of embroidery.
At Sew Forest of Dean, we offer a 1 day introduction course where we will explore:
A minimum of 10 hand embroidery stitches
Different threads and their uses
Different background fabrics and their uses
Different types of hand embroidery needles
Stitch enhancements – interlacing, whipping, twisting and threading of base stitches
Using an embroidery hoop
Transferring your designs to fabric – a number of different methods
Starting on your own embroidery picture, to be completed at home
Cost £60. Includes all fabrics, threads and project costs for the day. You will also have a full project kit to complete at home.
Friday 20th September 2019, 10.30am – 4.30pm