8 July – 10am – Beginners Crewelwork


Beginners crewelwork Workshop with Liz Tapper of The Art of the Needle

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Date: 8th July 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm

Tutor: Liz Tapper of The Art of the Needle

Beginners CrewelworkCrewelwork is a beautiful technique using linen twill and fine crewel wool. Originating in the Jacobean period in England (the early 1600s), stylised flowers and animals were commonly embroidered onto hangings, bed curtains, bed linen and even jackets.

 This Beginner’s Crewelwork class will run on Saturday 8th July from 10am – 4pm and costs £50.  Only 10 spaces are available to ensure each student gets lots of attention.  The basic crewelwork stitches will be covered: block shading, long & short stitch, trellis stitch, fishbone stitch and French knots. This is an excellent grounding for then moving onto the next stage.

 There will be an hour’s break for lunch at 12.30pm. Tea and coffee are included in the class price.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Alternatively there are cafes nearby in which to have lunch.

 This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a traditional hand embroidery technique in the lovely town of Sherborne.

Equipment: You will need:

Embroidery hoop/ring frame, minimum 20cm diameter, preferably hands free

Embroidery scissors

Pencil, sharpened

Magnifier (optional)

Daylight lamp (optional)

 The tutor will provide a kit comprising linen twill fabric, crewel wool, chenille needle, hand transferred design, full instructions and diagram.  The cost for this is £27, payable on the day by cash or cheque.

 If you would prefer not to purchase a kit, please bring a design to work, a selection of crewel wool – ideally four skeins of different shades of one colourway and one skein of a contrasting colour.

 Spare linen twill and chenille needles will be available to purchase if required, however there will be no spare wool to purchase.

 If you would like to buy a hands free seat frame from the tutor, please mention this when booking (or no later than a week prior to the class).  The cost for this is £25.

 Please read our Workshop T&Cs prior to making your booking.


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