A Crewelwork Peacock Designed by Cathy and worked on pure linen twill with Appleton crewel wools, the peacock is another project that was inspired by a visit to India in 2015. The embroidery also incorporates the use of silk & metallic threads with seed beads as an optional decoration. The embroidery itself measures 16 cm x 16 cm and is pictured in an 8" embroidery hoop (not included). There are photographs of completed work from previous workshops in the Gallery below.
Suitability - Intermediate Plus Suitable for anyone with some experience of stitching. As a guide, you should already be able to work stem stitch, French knots and blanket stitch. However, please note that a link to step by step YouTube video tutorial covering all the stitches is included in the price. For those with no experience of crewelwork, the Crewelwork Chrysanthemums or Pomegranate Pillow Crewelwork workshops are recommended.
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 45 minutes for lunch Arrival:- from 9.30 am.
Location Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment are normally provided, however during the Covid-19 pandemic, you should bring your own sewing kit and you will need to bring an 8" embroidery hoop. The fabric will also fit a 10" hoop. A seat frame is by far preferable for this project. You may borrow a standard 8" hoop for the day if requested in advance. Please also bring a water erasable pen if you have one. However there will be some available to borrow on the day.
Cost £55 per person including all materials and a step-by-step YouTube tutorial. (The embroidery hoop is not included in the price).
About the Workshop The design will be pre-traced onto your linen twill. You will work the the various stitches that make up the peacock, including fly stitch, long & short stitch, bullion knots and blanket stitch. It is not possible to complete the stitching for this project in one day, however you will learn the main stitches and will be given full guidance and instructions as to how to complete the project at home, including ideas for displaying or framing your work. The embroidery itself measures 6.5 x 6.5" and your linen twill will measure 12" x 12".