Kingfishers in the Bulrushes Weekend Workshop (Crewelwork)
Worked on pure linen twill in a range of Appleton's 2-ply crewel wools, this design by Cathy introduces a wide variety of crewel stitches including raised fishbone stitch and spiders web. The design itself measures approximately 13" x 9" (frame not included) . You are invited to join us in stitching this project on a relaxing weekend away in the lovely village of Alstonefield, with plentiful supplies of tea, coffee & cake, as well as delicious lunches each day!
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The Programme The programme is designed to allow you maximum stitching time, but at the same time incorporating breaks for refreshments, short talks, and simply to give you opportunity to relax, including short walk(s) around the village as you wish! You may want to continue sewing during the evening at home or at your accommodation, but this is not obligatory! Read the outline programme with timings here. The course is limited to 13 persons.
Suitability - Intermediate As a guide you should have some experience with embroidery, but the project is suitable for beginners to Crewelwork.
Date(s) This workshop was run in late 2021 & early 2022. It will now be produced as a kit with video tutorial. Please contact us to join a waiting list for kits, which will be available in 2023. Times Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (arrival from 9.30 am.) Sunday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm. Read the outline programme with timings here.
Refreshments Tea, coffee & home-made biscuits will be served each day in the morning. Tea, coffee & home-made cake will be served each day in the afternoon. A hot savoury buffet lunch will be served each day in the Village Hall Please notify us of any special dietary requirements and/or food allergies at the time of booking.
Materials & Equipment All materials for the embroidery are included in the price (frame not included). The design measures approximately 13" x 9" and will be pre-printed onto your linen twill measuring 20" x 16". Equipment is provided for your use during the weekend, including a 17" x 14" hand held clip frame to hold your fabric. If you prefer to use your own frame, please bring one large enough for the project. An upholstered frame with pins would be suitable, but an embroidery hoop is not suitable. If you have your own slate frame and would like the fabric in advance to prepare, please contact me to arrange collection/delivery. Individual lights will also be available for your use over the weekend. Read the complete list of what is included here.
More about the Workshop You will part-complete your embroidery and learn all the stitch elements that make up the design. You should leave feeling confident to be able to finish it off your embroidery at home. You will be shown how to wash, stretch and finish your work. Face coverings are voluntary (to be worn whilst moving around the Hall). The workshop will be run in a socially distanced way. Read the outline programme with timings here.
Payment £50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, or 9 months before the workshop if sooner. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the workshop, either by BACS transfer or cheque (details will be provided). Read the full terms and conditions here.
Cancellation The deposit made at the time of booking is non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking we will do our utmost to fill your place, however if no replacement can be found, we regret that you will not be eligible for any refund. We strongly advise you to take out cancellation insurance. Read the full terms and conditions here.