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Studying & Stitching Amazonian Embroideries

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Inspired by the Amazonian cosmovision of the Shipibo-Conibo needlework: Study and stitch your own embroidery sampler using geometric designs and textiles and many other technical approaches. This is a unique opportunity in London to travel deep into the jungle by needle, thread and cloth, exploring the richest tapestries, symbolic and ritual meanings of this lively community. This workshop is a practical hand embroidery project for stitch lovers and for those who are seeking a new way to experiment and learn embroideries from different cultures.

This class is brought to you by Bella Lane , who is from Iquitos Peru, Master Peruvian embroiderer, trained at the Royal School of Needlework and a world embroidery stitch collector. We are very honoured to have Bella as a guest teacher at Fabrications!

Read more about Bella and about the history and culture of the ‘Arpilleras’ (explored in Bella’s afternoon class) on my Blog HERE

On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:

– Use a number of different hand embroidery stitches including – Signature stitch, Back stitch, Cross stitch, Blanket stitch and more!

– Learn how to plan and transfer a design onto fabric ready for the embroidery stitches

– Have picked up some ‘insider’ tips and tricks from a master craftperson.

– Feel inspired to embark on your own embroidery designs!

Includes a special embroidery kit prepared by Bella containing instruction sheet, good quality embroidery needle, threads, fabrics and a complimentary glass of Prosecco at the end of the session!

Bella will be delivering 2 workshops, which can be booked individually or as a full day (at a discounted rate)

Morning: Amazonian Cosmo Vision Embroideries

Afternoon: Arpillera’ Textile Art

PRICE: £55 or £95 (Full Day – 2 sessions)

You can also book directly with us at the shop or over the phone (and save on the online booking fee)

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)


May 25
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Barley Massey