March 15th and 16th - Little Row of Houses with Jenny Adin-Christie
This will be a 2 day course over a Friday and Saturday. It will be held in St Lawrence's Parish Hall, next to the Quaker Meeting House.
Inspired by the intricate raised embroidery scenes of the 17th century, which included many depictions of contemporary buildings, create a miniature scene of cottages beside the sea! The project is designed as a sampler and will teach a broad range of techniques suitable for creating stumpwork scenes, some stitches and threads closely resembling those seen in 17th century pieces, others adding a new element using lovely materials available today.
Cost of the kit will be £42.50.
Jenny has not taught in Winchester since 2015 so her course is proving very popular. Please contact Embroidery Now to be added to an Interested Party list. 10 people will be drawn randomly from this list on February 14th and offered a place on the course. Further draws will take place if any of the initial 10 are unable to attend.
April 27th – Pot Pourri Bouquet with Lorna Bateman
This design is aimed at the beginner to silk ribbon embroidery, or someone who has perhaps tried some silk ribbon embroidery previously. The finished item measures 13x16 cm or 5"x 7” or as desired. It can be made up into a pot-pourri bag or framed as a charming small picture.
Cost of the kit will be £30.
May 18th - Wool Thread Painting Badger with Helen Richman
Learn the beautiful embroidery technique of thread painting to create this charming little badger design on a background of printed tweed fabric. (The printed tweed background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.) Renaissance crewel wool threads made of 2-ply lambs wool are used to delicately blend between colours and to build up the texture of fur.
This simple design will introduce you to split stitch, satin stitch and long and short stitch, all of which are essential when creating a piece of thread painting embroidery.
Cost of the kit is £30
June 15th – Appliqué Leaf with Flo Collingwood
Cost of the kit will be £20.
July 2oth - Beautiful Bullfinch with Nicola Jarvis
This a surface embroidery and embellishing project on a colour-printed background fabric.
The project techniques will include Couching, Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, French Knots, Looped Colour Purls and Beading techniques with a variety of sequins and beads.
The kit includes printed fabric, needles, stranded cotton, colour wire purls, sequins, bugle and seed beads,
September 14th - Silk Shaded Wild Rose with Chrissie Juno Mann
Focusing on long & short stitch this stylised 'Wild Rose' makes a delightful design. Stitched on high quality Valencia linen the design is embellished with French knots and whipped back stitch. The image is completed using couched gold threads and spangles. Suitable for the intermediate stitcher.
Cost of the kit will be £30
October 19th - Goldwork Nefertiti with Amy Burt
Inspired by the bust of Nefertiti in the Neues Museum in Berlin. The class is an introduction to Goldwork worked on linen using pearl purl, chipping in bright check, combination couching with rococco and twist, and cutwork with smooth purl. Students will also learn the basics of padding with felt.
Cost of the kit will be £25.