Classes

For the truly best learning experience, join Sarah on one of her classes. Sarah has taught abroad as well as the UK, so if you are further afield keep checking back; you never know, she might be holding a class in your area!
  
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Current class programme (listed by date):
 
 

Distance learning classes

Current classes: 'Love, Sin and Morality' and 'Spring'

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                                 'Spring'                  'Love, Sin and Morality'

All of the information on these courses is on the distance learning class page here

   

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Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 17th February 2018 - 17th Century stumpwork  10.00-4.00
Dragonfly frame onlyPrice: £65 (materials included)
 
Stumpwork is a 17th Century embroidery technique where elements are raised above the surface fabric using various different techniques. We will look a few of these including padding and wired shapes to make this little stumpwork dragonfly. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to practice their skills.
 
 

 
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Eternal Embroidery
Quorn, Leicestershire
 
Thursday 1st March 2018 - Medieval Opus Anglicanum embroidery  10.00-4.00
Hedgehog kit cover imagePrice: £TBC (materials included)
 
In this class we will look at the Opus Anglicanum medieval embroidery technique. Sarah will guide you step by step through this 'Hedgehog in the Grapevine' design, working split stitch fillings, surface couching and underside couching.

Booking to follow

 
 

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Royal School of Needlework,

Hampton Court Palace. Surrey, KT8 9AU

 Friday 6th April- Sunday 8th April 2018
 Drawing and design for embroidery  10.00-4.00
designing the hare picPrice: £230.50 (including materials)

This class is open to all stitchers who wish to develop their design skills and aims to give you confidence in the drawing and design process to help you work on unique designs for your embroidery projects. This is a practical course, with lots of doodling, drawing, and experimenting with media. You'll learn some theory of composition, and how colour works. On the final day you will bring it all together as you work on your own embroidery design. We will be giving you very practical ways of drawing and boosting your confidence in your own skills. Take the next wtep with us!

Your tutors: Sarah and Caroline Homfray

For detailed information on this course and booking, click here
 

 
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Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Friday 20th April 2018 - 'Jewels of the Raj' - Shisha embroidery  10.00-4.00
Square shisha mirror samplerPrice: £65 (materials included)

Learn the history behind this sumptuous embroidery technique using mirrors and then have a go at your own shisha sampler, learning how to hold the mirrors in place and stitch around them securely. We we also incorporate some surface stitches unique to this technique.

Suitable for those new to shisha mirror embroidery

Booking now open, click here!


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Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Friday 27th July 2018 - Steampunk goldwork embroidery 10.00-4.00
Steampunk partsPrice: £TBC (materials included)

Mixing traditional techniques with new, make your very own piece of steampunk and goldwork embroidery to turn into a brooch or sew on patch as you wish! We will use original watch parts and traditional goldwork embroidery techniques to make a truly unique piece.

Suitable for those new to embroidery and interested in steampunk!

Booking to follow

 
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Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: 2nd December 2017
 
Class: Ribbon embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 18th November 2017
 
Class: Animals in Jacobean embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 21st October 2017
 
Class: Stitching retreat - Illuminated letters
Venue:Kingcombe Centre, Toller Percorum, Dorchester
Date: 29th September-7th October 2017
 
Class: Elizabethan Knot Gardens
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 16th September 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 15th July 2017
 
Class: Silk shading and Stumpwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 17th June 2017
 
Class: Whitework - Drawn thread
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 20th May 2017
 
Class: Medieval Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 12th May 2017
 
Class:Goldwork Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 22nd April 2017
 
Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
Date: 7th-9th April 2017
 
Class: Silk Shading
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Friday 10th March 2017
 
Class: Crewelwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: Friday 11th  November 2016
 
Class: Blackwork and gold
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: Sunday 6th November 2016
 
Class: Embroidered Samplers
Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University
Date: Saturday 15th October 2016
 
Class: Stumpwork Embroidery
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016
 
Class: Silk shading
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 11th June 2016
 
Class: Goldwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 7th May 2016
 
Class: Jacobean Crewelwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 2nd April 2016
 
Class: Decorative boxes
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 6th March 2016
 
Class: Ribbon work
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 5th March 2016
 
Class: Elizabethan Blackwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date:30th January 2016