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 Plus Suitable for those with some experience of stitching. As a guide, it is helpful if you are able to work stem stitch, chain stitch and French knots without instruction. No experience of Mountmellick embroidery is required. Please note that this is not a suitable workshop for beginners.
Date(s) Thursday 31st March 2022 (fully booked) This workshop will be run again on a Saturday in late 2022. Please contact us to register your interest.
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-made biscuits mid-morning and cake mid-afternoon
What you need to bring packed lunch face covering (when moving around the Hall) 8" embroidery hoop, both rings of which should be bound with white cotton tape or bias binding. A seat frame is recommended, however you may borrow a standard 8" hoop for the day if requested in advance. (everything else is provided, including needles & embroidery scissors. However you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer). Cost £49 per person including all materials and access to a YouTube tutorial after the workshop. Price for Autumn 2022 workshop will be confirmed in Spring 2022.
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. The workshop will be socially distanced with video demonstration on the big screen. A link to the video tutorial will be e-mailed to you after the workshop in order for you to be able to complete the embroidery at home.