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. You don't need any experience of Mountmellick embroidery.
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 baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment are normally provided, however during the Covid-19 pandemic, you should bring your own sewing kit and you will need to bring an 8" embroidery hoop, which should be bound with white tape or bias binding. A seat frame is by far preferable for this project. You may borrow a standard 8" hoop for the day if requested in advance.
Cost £49 per person including all materials and a step-by-step YouTube tutorial. The embroidery hoop is not included in the price).
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. Please note that this is not a suitable workshop for beginners.