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 Suitable for those with some experience of embroidery. If you are a 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 baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided (box frame NOT included), but you may wish to bring your own 10" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is always best, but not essential. Please note that if you use your own hoop, both rings should be bound with white cotton fabric (e.g. bias binding). Alternatively, you may borrow a clip on frame for the day.
Cost £49 per person including all materials.
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. This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners.