Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session you’ll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working quietly together or enjoying a good chat! These are stand alone workshops, so you can dip in and out of the programme, or book them all. The plan is to cover the following each month, but Helen is always flexible to respond to your embroidery needs:
August: Adornments, adding beads, buttons and sequins
September: Reverse Applique, layering and cutting through
October: All about applique and different methods of building up fabrics
November: Couching, applying threads (and more) to the surface of your embroidery
December: A Bit of Sparkle, working with metallic threads
As part of our Wellness Through Creativity programme, during the workshop refreshments will be served and you are welcome to stay on in the house to carry on your stitching, read, walk the grounds or just relax until 1pm.
No previous experience is necessary.