Original idea from 'Inspirations' magazine. Actual design by Jani
Guimaraes Embroidery from Portugal Make and embroider this little bag, using various raised stitches and knots typical of this striking monochromatic work. This style of embroidery originates from the ancient city of Guimaraes in Portugal, where traditionally, the bags were worked by the women of the area to hold their lunches when they went to the fields to work. A sandwich bag! The bag measures 17cm x 15cm.
Suitability Suitable for everyone who enjoys stitching.
Date(s) Will be run again on demand. Please contact us to register your interest.
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 One 6" embroidery hoop, preferably one where you have two hands free. like a seat frame, if you have one. All other materials and equipment will be provided.
Cost £45 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop The bag is worked on pure white linen using red cotton perle thread. As well as traditional stitches like french & bullion knots, you will learn stitches and techniques such as raised fishbone, padded satin stitch and Portuguese knotted stem.