Udaipur Elephant Scissor Keeper Inspired by the wall murals at the City Palace in Udaipur, this scissor keeper is worked with silk threads on grey silk, and introduces a number of embroidery stitches such as herringbone, French knots, velvet stitch & split back stitch. Elephants never forget where their scissors are kept!
Suitability - Intermediate Suitable for those with some experience of stitching. As a guide, it is helpful if you are already familiar with split back stitch and French knots.
Date(s) Saturday 12th October 2019 (fully booked) Thursday 14th November 2019 (fully booked)
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 30 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 will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own 6" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is best, but not essential. Alternatively, you may borrow a standard hoop for the day. Standard and seat frames are normally also available to purchase.
Cost £45 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop After tracing the pattern onto silk dupion, you will work the elephant outline before filling in the shapes with various stitches, including attaching the silver ear using goldwork techniques. It is possible to complete the stitching for this project during the day, dependent on your experience. However, everyone will learn all the stitches required to work the design. You will be given full details and materials about how to complete the scissor keeper at home. It measures 2.5 x 2.5".