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Introduction to Jacobean hand embroidery

16th June 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Jacobean embroidery is a traditional English embroidery. It has been enjoyed and practised for many centuries in UK and beyond. The charm of its design with its famous tree of life, hillocks, flora and fauna style, colours and quality of the materials and its strength and durability for interior decoration (such as cushions, fire screens, furniture, bed covers and curtains) have assured its popularity to the present day.

On the day, participants will embroider this design using traditional Jacobean linen twill, Appleton English wool on a 10 inch embroidery hoop.

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

– Learn a number of decorative hand embroidery stitches including – Split stitch, plain/slanted and padded satin stitch, basic long and short stitch, chain, stem, herringbone, laid work, French knots, seeding, cross stitch and many more if students so wish.

– 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 craft person.

– Feel inspired to embark on your own embroidery designs!

Our classes are friendly, and are run by a professional specialist master embroiderer, tutor Bella Lane. The class also Includes a special embroidery kit (value £15) prepared by Bella containing instruction sheets, good quality embroidery needle, threads, design, fabric and a complimentary glass of Prosecco at the end of the session!

YOU WILL NEED: Bring a bound 10” hoop or you can buy one after the workshop at the Fabrications shop (if you want to keep the hoop)

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!

PRICE: £95

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

This workshop is an introductory class; afterwards, if students wish to explore more and master all aspects of this specialist embroidery technique, they are encouraged to enrol in the London Embroidery Club at Fabrications, where with more time and progressing at their own speed, each student can practise, improve and master various skills, working and stitching their own design.

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


16th June 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Barley Massey