Textiles & Quilting

Chain it Down Embroidery


FRI, 27 May 2022

9:30 – 16:00

Discover the magic of stitch to create pattern and texture to make a small embroidered panel.

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Using one or more simple stitches and a wide variety of threads, you will explore texture and creativity. Firstly you will make samples of various ways of using a stitch and discover how varying the threads creates different textures and surfaces. You will use this experience to make a small embroidered panel which can be framed or applied to a cushion or quilt.

This course is suitable for everyone interested in embroidery including absolute beginners.

About the Day

Chain it Down will run from 9.30am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

9.30 Arrival and set-up
10.00 Introduction and stitching demonstration
10.30 Start samples
12.30 Lunch
1.00 Stitch your panel
4.00 Finish


Essential Information

Please bring embroidery scissors, needles and an embroidery hoop. The fabric and threads required for this course cost £3 and are available to purchase from the tutor on the day.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room. There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Margot McIntyre

Margot McIntyre is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and a Royal Society of Arts bursary winner. She taught Art and Design for 20 years during which time she exhibited wall hangings, embroidered clothes and screen prints. She also designed and made stage costumes, church robes, banners and costumes for “Guid Neighbours “. Among her public commissions are the Wall Hanging for the Crichton Campus in 2000 and the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Wall Hanging. She was responsible for the design and collation of the “Galloway Hoard ” panel at present in Kirkcudbright Art gallery. Margot has exhibited widely in embroidery exhibitions across Britain. She also exhibits with her husband the painter Hugh McIntyre.