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Denman Summer School : Embroidery (Hand) and Beading : An Octopus' Garden - 4 Night : Pat Trott

WI Member: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 27 July 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 31 July 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Pat Trott

This course aims to give students the opportunity to combine the traditional techniques of hand embroidery and beadwork and to encourage students to experiment with new techniques and develop individual ideas.

It is for beginners to embroidery or those with previous knowledge who want to learn more.  Everyone is most welcome, from the newcomer to embroidery to the converted addict. During the course students will, through demonstrations and instruction, learn a variety of embroidery stitches and how to apply beads to their embroidery. By the end of the course students will be able to go home with a fantasy underwater scene on the way to completion, having learnt a broad range of embroidery and beadwork stitches, techniques and textures. Students will also have the confidence to finish their embroidery.

Please bring the following materials:-

Fabric - Calico – medium weight and fine weight for backing,  OR cotton, OR polycotton OR silk noil.  Please bring fine calico for backing whatever top fabric you use

Threads - A variety of threads to include stranded cotton, perle sizes 5 & 8, coton a broder, silk, any textured threads you may have etc.

Nymo beading thread if you have it – if not I can bring some.

Any silk rods and pods you may already have.

Some size 10 or 12 seed beads and some dagger beads. I will be bringing beads with me for you to purchase

Frames - 8” or 10” tambour (round), or any frame you are comfortable using. Crochet cotton for lacing if using a slate frame.

General sewing equipment to include – embroidery scissors, thimble (if used), variety of needles to include tapestry, and any aid you find useful, i.e. Lowery stand, seat frame, magnifying lamp, etc.

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