I am Cathy Reavy and my hand embroidery workshops are based in the beautiful village of Alstonefield in the Peak District National Park. "It's like a Spa day without taking your clothes off", said a regular attendee on our workshops.
My kits include high quality materials and come with an online step by step YouTube tutorial. "I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the tutorial. It was so clear, I had no problems following it"
Whether you are in Alstonefield on a workshop, or at home working from a kit, it's important to me that you feel inspired, relaxed and encouraged by your experience! I aim to deliver creative, high quality workshops that are affordable and friendly. If you can't travel to Alstonefield, I want my online videos to take you through the whole process from start to finish, with the same high quality materials.
You won't be given a 'shopping list' of things to bring with you to a workshop - everything is provided, including my home-made cakes & biscuits served by my husband, John. With a love of travel, I am keen to revive embroidery traditions and techniques from around the world and I love to create my own designs whilst working out the most straightforward methods of teaching. Beginners are welcome and encouraged, but I cater for a wide range of abilities - and I try to keep the 'admin' simple!