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Workshops in England in 2021

 

I am excited to tell you that I will be teaching at Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival in

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England

4th-17th July 2021

 

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This two-week event will be a celebration of historic needlework and include

workshops from the best embroidery tutors in the world.

You are able to reserve your place here

Class bookings will commence in April 2020 and I will be teaching three (exclusive) designs at the festival.

 

Forget-me-nots

 

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In this workshop, you will learn how to make pretty Forget-me-nots—the flower of remembrance. I will show you how to make the delicate stems, how to make three-dimensional leaves and petals with variegated silk ribbon. You will also learn how to highlight text and how to add fine filigree detail with metallic threads.

This is one of the designs in the book published in 1857:

“The Language of Flowers: An Alphabet of Floral Emblems (London; New York: T. Nelson and Sons, 1857)

 

 

The Moth

 

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In this workshop, you will learn how to make a little stumpwork moth—the easy way. I will teach you how to make stumpwork leaves and how to create dimension in your work. You will learn how to make the sturdy main stem and the delicate flower stalks, how to make three-dimensional leaves and petals with variegated silk ribbon. If you like, (optional) you could add a caterpillar and a chrysalis too.

This beautiful piece is from an album of 160 drawings by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717). Here she shows the life cycle of the moth with examples of a caterpillar and a chrysalis on a stem of tiny lilac-blue flowers

 

 

The Butterflies

 

 

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In this workshop, you will learn how to create interesting 3-dimensional effects with embroidery. You will learn how to make stumpwork butterflies and leaves using a needle painting technique. I will show you how to make the delicate, twirled Campanula stems and leaves and how to form lifelike flowers with variegated silk ribbon.

This beautiful piece is from an album of 160 drawings by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717). Meadia Campanula, depicting the life cycle of the butterfly with examples of two butterflies, one resting on the plant.

 

You are able to reserve your place here

 

♥ Looking forward to spending time together in this beautiful part of the world!

 

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