Embroidery Stumpwork: Tropical Fish - 3 Night : Joanna Pout

WI Member: £490.00

Non Member: £540.00

Starts: Monday, 03 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 06 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Joanna Pout

Work with the vibrant colours of tropical sea life as we create in Stumpwork, an underwater wonderland, incorporating some of the extraordinary creatures that inhabit the warm waters of the tropics.   The three dimensional quality of stumpwork embroidery lends itself to this engaging project.

Stumpwork consists of a background design to which surface embroidery and paddings are added. Different elements are then made separately and added to this design creating a freestanding and dimensional effect. This course will enable you to learn various traditional techniques and apply them to a design based around our theme. You may work to a ready prepared design, work from a photograph or picture, or a design of your own. The ready prepared design is worked through step-by-step with the aid of tutor handouts, instructions and demonstrations throughout. Some of the techniques included will be padding and raising, freestanding elements, needle lace and surface embroidery. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of this fascinating form of 17th century English embroidery. All levels of experience are welcome.
A complete kit of the design is available which you can purchase for £13. If you do not wish to purchase a kit and choose to bring your own threads, a materials pack is available for the project at a cost of £6.50.

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