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 two geometric blackwork patterns, highlighted with some goldwork, not uncharacteristic of the period. The embroidery measures approximately 8" x 8" and is shown in a 10" embroidery hoop.
Suitability - Intermediate No experience of blackwork is needed, just a little experience of embroidery. If you are a complete beginner, it is suggested that you work the Blackwork Honey Bees first.
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 10" 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 two different geometric patterns, commonly known as 'diapers', as well as shading techniques and some goldwork elements. The workshop will be socially distanced with video demonstration on the big screen. 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.