Embroidered Biscornu Derived from the french, meaning 'skewed' or 'quirky', a biscornu is a small 8-sided pin cushion, normally finished off with a button or beads in the centre and decorated at the corners. Our examples are worked on a soft cotton check fabric with white crochet cotton. This is an ideal workshop for those wishing to learn embroidery stitches (also see photo below). Materials are provided for you to make two biscornu, one of which will be completed during the workshop.
Suitability This workshop is suitable for beginners, to those who wish to learn and/or practise embroidery stitches.
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).
All other materials and equipment will be provided.
Cost £39 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop During the workshop you will complete one biscornu (measuring 4" across) on a soft cotton check fabric and will be provided with an alternative coloured fabric to complete a further biscornu at home. You may work your biscornu using embroidery stitches to match your ability, and full guidance will be given. Once you have made up your biscornu, you will decorate it creatively using buttons or beads of your choice (provided).