Set of 8 Peahole Napkin Rings Designed by Cathy to make use of the intricate peahole hemstitch, the napkin rings are worked on a flax coloured pure evenweave linen with white cotton perle thread. Peahole hem stitch is effectively a mixture of drawn and pulled thread work techniques and forms a lovely, delicate border on these napkin rings. Should you wish to work on white linen instead of flax, please indicate this at the time of booking, but no later than 8 weeks beforehand (see photo below).
Suitability Suitable for those with stitching experience. You may find it helpful to have done some drawn and/or pulled thread work previously, but this is not essential as long as you like close work! Date(s) Thursday 12th October 2017 (places available) A Saturday date may be added if there is demand. Please contact us to register your interest.
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. However, should you wish to bring your own small sharp embroidery scissors to cut threads, please feel free to do so. Should you prefer to work on white linen (white on white), please indicate your preference at the time of booking, no later than 8 weeks before the workshop. Working white on white may be slightly more difficult, as the colour of the linen is the same as the thread colour.
Cost £45 per person including all materials to complete a set of 8 napkin rings (plus an additional sample piece)
About the Workshop You will spend a good part of the morning preparing your linen, which will include learning how to mitre the corners of a hem and drawing threads ready for stitching. You will then learn the various stitches that make up peahole hemstitch, including antique hemstitch and four-sided stitch with knotted bundles. This is an intricate stitch and we aim for you to complete at least one edge of one napkin ring during the workshop. The linen that you use during the workshop will serve as your sample piece and you will be given enough additional linen to complete a further 8 napkin rings at home. You will find that once you have perfected the technique, other napkin rings can be completed much more quickly!