Needle & Thread Workshops

Traditional Hand Embroidery with Jane Drummond (Various Dates)

Regular price £60.00


Join Embroidery Tutor Jane Drummond and explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework.

We have a series of workshops suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. Perhaps if (like me) you are self taught and perhaps dabbled in embroidery and want to know the "proper" way with tips and techniques to achieve that professional looking finish to your work then these workshops are for you! Jane's stitching is exquisite and she is accomplished in all areas of embroidery and passionate about stitching! 

The workshops will provide you with a solid introduction to basic embroidery and you will learn different embroidery stitches and techniques, which needles to use and different types of threads and fabrics that can be used. 

Come and learn the techniques of this fascinating and rewarding pastime with its infinate opportunity for variety of traditional stitches and colours and enjoy some relaxing and enjoyable stitching! These are stand alone workshops, you can dip in and out as you please you don't need to attend all of them, but of course you are welcome to if you would like!

Included: All workshops include a delicious lunch, Coffee, Teas and Homemade Treats, all equipment and materials! 
£60 for the day. Book your place below! Just specify which workshop you are booking!

2017 Embroidery Workshop Dates

Sunday 23rd April - Crewelwork 10am to 4pm all materials and equipment included.
Crewel work, students will be working a traditional design which has already been transferred onto linen twill fabric. There will be a range of Appletons 2ply crewel wool available for stitching. During this lesson we will be introducing a few new stitches for everyone to try but the day will still be suitable for beginners.
Please bring magnifiers if needed.

Sunday 14th May - Beginners Hardanger 
10am to 4pm all materials and equipment included.
Hardanger for absolute beginners. We will discuss the fabrics and threads used for this style of embroidery, order of working and following a chart. We will work a simple motif comprised of Kloster blocks, eyelets and one or two other traditional stitches. We will be working on 22count hardanger fabric so some students may wish to bring magnifiers with them.

Sunday 10th September
 - Canvas Work

Canvas work is a form of counted threadwork, worked on a plain weave canvas ground fabric, and covering the entire surface with stitch. The most common types of canvas work include needlepoint, petit point, and Bargello work, and can be worked on various types and counts of canvas including single or double.

There are many different stitches used in canvas work. During this lesson we will concentrate on perfecting 5 or 6 of the less complicated stitches to make a small design. This lesson will be geared to those who are complete beginners or those who only have a small amount of experience.

Sunday 19th November - Christmas Project - Fabric Lined Boxes

I'm often asked what to do with little bits of embroidery and making it into a box is good answer. During our workshop we will construct a beautiful simple fabric covered box with lid, into which a small gift could be put or kept as a trinket box. Since we will be on the run up to Christmas our fabrics will have a festive theme. Be warned... Box making is a bit addictive!

"Really enjoyable day, Jane was so encouraging" Crewelwork workshop 19 April 2015

"Fab day and so much information, tips and encouragement too, thank you Jane" Crewelwork workshop 19 April 2015

Just to say a huge thank you to Jane and yourself for a marvellous day yesterday. My love of hand stitching has been restored and I will continue and finish my garden. Bullion Knot Garden Workshop 13 September

Jane Drummond
Jane has had a life long obsession for stitching and has for many years worked in the Needlework room at Lincoln Cathedral making and restoring vestments and also works in the textile conservation studio based at Burghley House. Jane's qualifications include a Distinction in Royal School of Needlework Certificate & Diploma courses, City & Guilds part 1&2 in Embroidery and Design.

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