This event is an opportunity to meet other like minded people and create whatever you like Hand Embroidery wise. No previous experience is necessary so it is an ideal session for beginners or novice embroiderers.
The session will start with a little technique demo from the tutor Louisa Burtonshaw, a local artist, designer and owner of Stitchhappy.co.uk. This will enable beginners to learn something new each session, or provide a refresher for those with more experience. You will also be shown how to hoop up fabric, transfer your pattern and finish your embroidery hoop for hanging . You will then be free to make your own project with help and guidance from Louisa should you need it.
What we provide -
Use of Tools & equipment (This is not a machine embroidery session)
An Embroidery Hoop, Backing & other scraps of fabric
Tea/Coffee & Cake
Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
What you need to bring -
You are welcome to bring your own embroidery projects if you would rather work on those instead of the provided embroidery hoop, otherwise just bring yourself and a smile. This is going to be fun!
We look forward to seeing at The Makers' Space in Longbarn Village, Alcester Heath, Alcester, B49 5JJ
About your tutor -
Louisa, a full-time textile artist, kit and pattern maker is passionate about using sustainable materials and loves experimenting with pattern and texture. She runs Stitch Happy an online business selling her wares, sending out kits all over the world from a rural studio in the Warwickshire countryside. She is proud to have her Kits stocked in the likes of Selfridges, Anthropologie, The V&A, The Eden Project, Love Crafts, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Ashmolean Museum as well as many lovely small independents. She regularly writes tutorials for and has been featured in many publications including Making Magazine, Mollie Makes, Love Embroidery, The Observer Magazine, Real Homes, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Ideal Home and Crafts Beautiful. Louisa has a lifelong love of creativity and from an early age could be found sticking together loo rolls at her kitchen table, these days she is often found in her garden singing badly whilst tending to her veg patch