Dragonflies by Twilight (Stumpwork) The stumpwork dragonflies have been designed by Cathy using organza, pure silk & metallic threads with beads to decorate. The work is embroidered on pure silk dupion fabric. The wired wings are worked individually before being attached to create the finished embroidery. The photograph shows the embroidery in a 6" embroidery hoop (and see image below).
Suitability - Intermediate It is not necessary to have done stumpwork previously, but some stitching experience is required. You should already be familiar and confident with split back stitch and stem stitch. This project is not suitable for beginners. Date(s) Saturday 3rd October 2020 (4 places now available) Thursday 5th November 2020 (places available) 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 Please note special arrangements in place during the Covid-19 Pandemic by clicking here. You should bring your own 4" & 6" embroidery hoop and sewing kit. There will be no hoops available to borrow during the Pandemic. Under normal circumstances, all materials and equipment are provided. but you may wish to bring your own 4" and 6" embroidery hoops if you have them. A seat frame to take the 6" hoop is by far preferable for this project. Alternatively, you may borrow standard hoops for the day.
Cost £49 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop The skeleton design will be pre-printed onto the silk dupion for you. You will begin by embroidering the lower wings directly onto the silk dupion before working the body and wired wings using stumpwork techniques.