Silk Ribbon Embroidery Silk ribbon has a wonderful soft texture and the design by Cathy provides an introduction to this type of embroidery with 3 or 4 different stitches creating the flowers and dragonflies. It is worked on pure silk dupion with a mix of variegated and single colour ribbon, and mounted in an oval frame, which is included in the price.
Suitability Suitable for beginners. It may be helpful to have done some stitching previously, but this is not essential. Date(s) Thursday 15th February 2018 (fully booked) Thursday 1st March 2018 (places available) Saturday 12th May 2018 (1 place remaining) A further Saturday workshop will be run later in 2018 (please contact us to register interest or to join a waiting list for any of the above dates)
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. Standard and seat frames are normally also available to purchase).
Cost £45 per person including all materials and the oval frame.
About the Workshop The skeleton design will be pre-printed onto the silk dupion for you. You will learn how to start and finish your ribbon and then create the flowers using straight and ribbon stitches. The flower stems are worked in two different ways. As a guide, you should be able to complete 50-75% of the work during the workshop.