For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .

''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007

Friday, October 27, 2017

London Workshop

Following numerous requests and following two successful previous London Workshops I have been working hard behind the scenes putting London 2018 together.
(10 & 11 February)
Over two full days in February we will be working on an ornate pin pillow similar to the one shown here....and/or a paper based design sheet similar to the one shown here which could also be used as an insert for an artist book. Workshop kits for both pieces are included in the cost.
Space is limited and refunds cannot be issued unless I can fill your space.
All the details are here but if you want to know more then please don't hesitate to mail me.
contemporaryembroidery(at)hotmail(dot) com

London 2018
A two day embroidery workshop in the heart of London. During this two day class you can choose to work on an ornate pin pillow or an exciting paper based design sheet or both. A substantial workshop kit with materials for both items including cloth, stitched papers and other embroidery notions is included in the cost. Workshop kits will be presented in a hand stitched ''pocket''.
Beginning at 10 am on Saturday morning we will discuss the projects we are about to work on selecting fabrics and embellishments from the kit provided and our own pieces of cloth, buttons, beads, trims and other adornments. Embroidery and chat will continue until evening, there is no cut off point for finishing on Saturday or Sunday. We will continue until we stop having fun or get hungry whichever is soonest before beginning again at 10 am on Sunday.
Tea, coffee and cake will be provided throughout both days. Please bring your own lunch.
Each day will begin at 10 am and continue until the early evening.
Think of this as a stitching party, a meeting of embroidery addicts to chat, stitch, drink coffee and have fun.
***refunds cannot be given unless I can fill your space***
More details will be sent upon registration.
Please allow 24 hours for receipt of email workshop information.

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