Blackwork originated in Tudor England, commonly thought to have been introduced to the country by Katharine of Aragon. This design by Cathy is worked on Aida fabric and includes three geometric blackwork patterns, highlighted with some silver leather. The embroidery measures approximately 6" x 6" and is displayed in an 8" embroidery hoop.
Suitability - Beginners No experience of blackwork is needed, just a little experience of embroidery.
Date(s) This workshop will be run again in 2024. Please contact us to register your interest.
As an alternative to the workshop, a kit with online tutorial will be available to purchase in 2024
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-made biscuits mid-morning and cake mid-afternoon.
What you need to bring packed lunch 8" embroidery hoop, both rings of which should be bound with white cotton tape or bias binding. A seat frame is recommended. (Everything else is provided, including needles & embroidery scissors. However you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer).
Cost £55 per person including all materials and access to a YouTube tutorial after the workshop.
About the Workshop The design is pre-printed onto the Aida fabric for you. You will learn to work three different geometric patterns, commonly known as 'diapers', as well as Holbein stitch. A link to the video tutorial will be e-mailed to you after the workshop in order for you to be able to complete the embroidery at home.