Developed in the town of Mountmellick in Ireland in the 19th century, this type of whitework is characterised by plants and flora and is typically worked on cotton sateen fabric with matt white cotton of differing thicknesses. . This particular design by Cathy measures approximately 7.5" x 5" and is of a climbing hydrangea, using typical stitches such as padded satin, coral knot and Mountmellick stitch.
Suitability - Intermediate Suitable for those with some experience of stitching. As a guide, it is helpful if you are already familiar with stem stitch and French knots. You don't need any experience of Mountmellick embroidery. Date(s) Saturday 13th March 2021 (fully booked) Saturday 24th April 2021 (fully booked) Thursday 23rd September 2021 (places available)
About the Workshop The design will be pre-printed onto the cotton fabric for you. You will learn how to work various typical stitches of this type of embroidery, such as Mountmellick stitch, coral knot and padded satin stitch.