Hand Embroidery Design & Sewing Day
Enjoy a therapeutic day of stitch as you learn the joy of hand embroidery. It's a relaxing way to spend some time learning new skills. This class allows time to get to sit, stitch and chatter around the table with other like minded people. During this workshop you will learn to design your very own embroidery pattern.
Leah’s designs are created using her original illustrations and inspired by her collection of vintage embroidery linens. Leah will gently guide you through the process, beginning with some drawing of floral motifs and elements that will then be placed together so you can create your design ready to stitch. Inspiration will be on hand to help you and there will be expert tuition and plenty of guidance.
Leah will share her know how on different hand embroidery stitches and you'll learn how versatile they can be. Practicing a variety stitches on a sampler that you can then use for future reference. So whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced stitcher Leah will make sure you are able to embroider your design. You'll also use a variety of threads and yarn to explore different textures and styles they achieve.
Leah will show you how to create a colour palette and using the stitches you've learnt you will begin to stitch your chosen design. During class you'll start to create a unique piece that could also be transformed into hoop art or a panel for a cushion, added to a quilt or framed as a picture on your wall. You'll leave with the beginnings of a beautiful hand embroidered design to continue at home.
Material included. Fabric, threads, yarn, fabric transfer pen, tracing paper, paper, drawing materials, paints, embroidery hoop.
Basic tools of the trade are also provided so all you have to do is show up!
You'll also receive some of your chosen thread colours to get you started and suggested stitches to use on the embroidery design.
Classes are small, maximum class number is 8 guests, to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and you get the best out of each workshop we host.
LEVEL: Beginner/Improver/ Intermediate
MAKE & TAKE: Stitch sampler and your own embroidery design.
TUTOR: Leah Halliday
VENUE: Solway House, Crichton, Dumfries
PRICE: £75.00 includes light lunch, tea & cake too
DATES: 9th June TIME: 10am - 4pm