Jacobean Crewelwork Tree of Life Worked on pure linen twill with Appleton crewel wools, this design by Cathy was inspired by the tradition of Jacobean embroidery, with a contemporary addition of seed beads and gold thread. The embroidery itself measures c. 8" x 8" and is worked and shown in a 10" embroidery hoop. The embroidery is worked on a piece of linen twill 15" x 15"
Suitability - Advanced Suitable for anyone with some experience of stitching. It is not suitable for complete beginners to Crewelwork. As a guide, you should already be able to work stem stitch, French knots and blanket/buttonhole stitch, which will not be taught on the workshop but are necessary for completion of the project.
Date(s) Thursday 8th November 2018 (fully booked) Saturday 2nd March 2019 (places available) Thursday 4th April 2019 (places available) Please contact us to register your interest for further workshop dates in 2019
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 10" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is best, and obviously you will need a 10" stalk to fit it. These stalks can be provided for sale on request, if ordered at least 8 weeks before the workshop (to fit an Elbesee seat frame). Alternatively a clip frame which is large enough for the project, would be suitable. These can be borrowed for the workshop if requested in advance and at least 6 weeks beforehand. The linen twill provided will measure 15" x 15".
Cost £55 per person including all materials. (the embroidery hoop is not included in the price).
About the Workshop The design will be pre-traced onto your linen twill. On the workshop, we will concentrate on the less well-known stitches, including heavy chain, cretan and burden stitch. It is not possible to complete the stitching for this project in one day, however you will learn the stitches that are not familiar to you and will be given full guidance and instructions as to how to complete the project at home.