We are pleased to be able to release our new 'Blackwork Rose' kit today on Black(work) Friday! Taught for a class in Denver, Colorado, this beautiful shaded rose project is now available to purchase as a kit.
PLUS! Today and all weekend, we are discounting prices on our blackwork kits, so get yours now! We have three levels so why not start with the Blackwork Bee, progress onto the Rose then test your new found skills on the Tiger Tiger project! Click here for more info and prices
Well it's been a busy few months involving some very exciting classes!
October saw a week teaching in the beautiful location of Denver Botanic Gardens in Colarado where we learnt the intricacies of blackwork shading with this Rose design (kit available soon on the website!) and in this stunning classroom!
Then it was on to Los Angeles for a weeks retreat with Forever Embroidery Studio onboard the RMS Queen Mary now permanently docked in Long Beach:
This ship still boasts many of it's original art deco features and is a real inspiration for embroiderers! We ran lots of classes from 1 to 4 days long and had fun using the ship to inspire designs:
It was back home to prepare for my class at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in conjunction with the 'Fabric of India' exhibition. We learnt how to work shisha mirrors along with some specific Indian embroidery stitches to make little Bushkiri bags:
We have just finished filming some more videos for our YouTube channel so look out for French knots and Colonial knot videos coming this week! You can see our current videos on the 'how to...' video page here
'Bejewelled' - a new beetle wing kit is now available from the shop; learn the rare and ancient craft of sewing with beetle wing casings in this stunning mandala design. For more information and to get yours, visit the shop here
The distance learning class is going very well, well done to all of you on the beautiful work done so far. We will have some finishers soon I think! There are still places available so if you are interested all of the information can be found here
Don't forget, you can keep up with everything that is happening as it happens on my Facebook page here!
At long last we are pleased to be able to offer our first Distance learning class, 'Love, Sin and Morality'! All information on the class can be found here, but here are a few pictures to wet your appetite!
You will receive a very high quality set of all of the materials you need to work this piece as well as 9 HD video lessons brought to you by Sarah (split into 18 individual instructional videos, that's over 7 hours of tuition!). Booking opens on Monday 14th September; visit the home page on Monday to grab your place!
If you haven't seen them already, there is a comprehensive set of videos on my 'How to' page covering nine different goldwork techniques! Starting from padding techniques, these detailed videos take you through couching, pearl purl, chips and many more. To see, just click here!
There are lots of new classes now on the classes page, so stop by and have a look at what's coming up! There is a whole embroidery series on at the lovely new Heritage Skills Centre in the grounds of Lincoln Castle and classes include ribbon work, decorative hand sewn boxes, Jacobean crewelwork, silk shading, goldwork and stumpwork: