Textiles & Quilting

Trapunto Knot Garden Embroidery


MON, 23 May 2022

9:30 – 16:00

Be inspired by your surroundings at Shambellie and create your own embroidered garden to take away.

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You’ll find out about Trapunto, with information about its history before stitching commences. Stitch demonstrations will be given throughout with time to practice for those who need it along with advice on colours of threads and arrangement of stitches.  The finished piece will measure 4″ (10cm) square.

This workshop is suitable for any level of experience.


About the Day

Trapunto Knot Garden Embroidery will run from 9.30am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

9.30am Arrival and set-up

10.00am A brief history of the Trapunto technique/stitch demonstrations and time to practice.  Participants choose their kit.

11.00am Refreshment break, stitching the piece will commence.

1pm Lunch

1.30-3.30pm Continuation of stitching, with a simple demonstration of stretching and mounting the finished work towards the end of the day.

4pm Finish

Essential Information

A pack of materials will be provided for each student at a cost of £10 payable directly to the tutor on the day.  There will be a variety of designs and colours containing all fabric and threads required.   Participants should bring a simple sewing kit of needles, embroidery scissors and an 8″ (20cm) embroidery hoop, with the inner ring bound in fabric/bias binding.   Embroidery hoops will also be available on the day at a cost of £2 each.

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

Lorraine Challis

Lorraine Challis has taught many classes to stitching groups across Scotland covering a wide varity of embroidery and textile techniques. She has always enjoyed sewing and embroidery learning initially from her mother. In 1990, when her three sons had all left home, and Lorraine was working as a Nursery School Teacher, she decided to take a City & Guilds course in Creative Embroidery at night school. She gained a Certificate after three years, then the City & Guilds Diploma, followed by a Masters Certificate with the School of Stitch and Textiles. Lorraine is a member of two embroidery groups in Dumfries and Galloway and also a member of the Embroiderers Guild. She is currently the Booking Secretary for the Scottish Stitch and Textiles Summer School held yearly at Stirling University.