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  1. Reminder of classes for 2017

    For more info and to book visit the classes page here:
    Class info and booking

    Next class:
    Saturday 25th March - Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
    Beginner's Silk Shading
    Some places still remaining! We will be stitching the lovely snowdrop (see below); this would make a great Mother's Day treat,
    so click here to book your place now!

    Snowdrop round

    Friday-Sunday 7th-9th April - Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
    Designing and drawing for embroidery

    Saturday 22nd April - HSC, Lincoln Castle
    Beginners goldwork

    Friday 12th May - HSC, Lincoln Castle
    Medieval Wool Embroidery

    Saturday 20th May - HSC, Lincoln castle
    Drawn thread embroidery

    Saturday 17th June - HSC, Lincoln Castle
    3-D Silk shaded butterflies

    Saturday 15th July - HSC, Lincoln Castle
    Opus Anglicanum

    Friday 29th September-Monday 2nd October - Dorchester
    Weekend Stitching Retreat
    More info to follow but put the dates in your diary!

  2. In conjunction with the new Victoria and Albert musuem exhibition 'Opus Anglicanum:Masterpieces of English Medieval embroidery', I will be running a one day workshop in this very technique! Join me on the 12th November at the museum to learn all about split stitch shading and couching. For more information and booking visit the classes page here.

    OA V&A face

  3. Well 2015 was an exciting year with the release of our first distance learning course and 3 teaching trips across the pond for two weeks in San Francisco, 4 days in Denver and 10 days onboard the RMS Queen Mary! Thank you to everyone who came to the classes, I hope you had as good a time as I did! Watch this space for future adventures onboard this beautiful ship...


    We have more items and kits in our mail order shop than ever, with a new crewel work kit released today! Work this cute little orange tree crewelwork kit in beautiful lana wool/acrylic blend threads. Look out for more fruit trees coming soon.

    orange tree on linen

    We are buildling up our stitch library on the 'how to' page/YouTube channel so subscribe to the channel to see them as they are uploaded. We have videos on how to transfer designs, frame up embroidery frames, chain stitch, stem stitch, French knots and colonial knots to mention a few, and don't forget the most comprehensive set of free goldwork embroidery tutorials on the internet! See them all here:

    Video Tutorials

    Check out the classes page to come and learn with me with more classes at Lincoln Castle and a new venue for this year, Nottingham University Museum! And I just thought I would mention that work has started on our next distance learning class, with a set of four projects. More on that soon, but that means there is only a few months to sign up for our current class, 'Love, Sin and Morality' (don't worry you still get video access for 12 months!) so don't delay, sign up today! Read all about it here.