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Hand Embroidery & Applique with Victoria Merness for all Skill Levels

13th July @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Join Victoria for this creative class where you will learn how to embroider, embellish, and add felt applique to a fabric panel that has been pre printed with Victoria’s own colourful paintings in an eye catching folk art style.

This workshop is a perfect way to start with hand embroidery, and it is suitable for all skill levels as you will work alongside Victoria at every step as you hand embroider onto the heavy weight organic half panama cotton fabric panels, and the choice of areas to embroider and how much to embroider will be unique to you.

Victoria will demonstrate how to apply simple hand embroidery techniques onto the panels to make it into your own creative interpretation. Victoria will also show you how to add felt applique flowers and how to add detail to the panel.

The fabric panels measure 24 x 24cm and are ideal for framing as a piece of artwork, or making into an object, a book cover, or into a small bag or cushion with the addition of a backing.

There will be a choice of the following designs:
Cat with Banana Leaf
Baby Rabbit
There will be an embroidery kit included in the workshop that will contain everything to complete the project, and to take home to continue the project. The process is very therapeutic, and it may be that you wish to keep adding more detail, and build on the skills learnt in class.
Kit Contents:

– The fabric panel printed on organic half panama cotton in your chosen design.
– Stranded cotton threads and DMC Perle Cotton, chosen to match and complement your design.
– Wool felt panels to use for the applique.
– Embroidery hoop.
– John James embroidery needle.
– Calico bag to keep your project in, and to perhaps decorate with the leftover thread if you wish.
Victoria is also available by email following the workshop should you need any further assistance with your project.

10.30am – 3pm
Max number 15
Minimum age 10 year (must be accompanied by an adult)
£80 including all the materials and an embroidery kit unique to this class to take away


13th July
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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The Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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