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 (2 places remaining) Saturday 24th April 2021 (fully booked)
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 8" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is best, but not essential. Alternatively, you may borrow a standard hoop for the day.
Cost £45 per person including all materials.
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.