DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
Monday 17th December, 6pm - 9pm
Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN
The workshop will take place in our shop in between Broadway Market and Mare Street. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath overground stations.
Suitable for embroidery virgins and curious stitchers alike, the first half of this class will be focussed on the foundations of hand embroidery. Together we will start a stitch sampler as we learn core stitches such as back stitch, chain stitch, French knots, stem stitch and many more. For the rest of the class you will be applying your new skills and making a solid start on a piece of hoop art of your very own - which could either make for the perfect lovingly handmade gift, or a treat for yourself to proudly display on your wall. The design will be totally of your choosing - so please bring along some ideas and inspiration! Elisalex will help you to choose the best stitches for your design, give individual instruction and advice, and show you how to finish off and display your hoop when it's done.
All materials will be provided, and you will get to keep your needle and hoop so you don’t lose momentum when you leave the class. We will also provide plenty of festive snacks to keep you going, and possibly even a glass or two of mulled wine..!
YOU WILL LEARN THESE TECHNIQUES
+ running stitch
+ whipped stitch
+ stem stitch
+ split stitch
+ chain stitch
+ satin stitch
+ lazy daisies
+ woven wheel roses
+ how to transfer your design onto fabric
We'll supply everything for this class
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is suitable for absolutely anyone who wants to learn some new embroidery techniques. You don't need to have done any embroidery before.
Co-founder of indie sewing pattern label By Hand London, Elisalex de Castro Peake trained as a shoemaker and spent four years working in the fashion industry before turning her passion for sewing and self sufficient style into a career. Elisalex heads up the creative side of BHL, designing and sampling new patterns, creating online tutorials and blog content, as well as teaching sewing and handcrafts all over London and regularly contributes to various sewing publications.