Peacock Feather Embroidery Workshop
3rd April 2019
Peacock Feather Embroidery One-day Workshop, 10am-3pm Wednesday 3 April. £60
Create a beautiful, vibrant coloured embroidery, inspired by the jeweled tones of the ‘eye’ like peacock feather. Believed by the Ancient Greeks to be the ‘eyes of the stars’ and a good luck charm to have in Japanese homes Peacock feathers are full of meaning.
Did you know…?
Peacocks shed their ‘train’ of feathers every year after mating season. The feathers can then be gathered and used for inspiration of decoration without the birds coming to any harm. The average lifespan of a peacock in the wild is about 20 years.
Learn new skills and become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient art of narrative embroidery, with a modern twist.
Our workshops provide you with the six basic stitches used within the Quaker Tapestry: Stem, Split, Chain, Quaker, Bayeux Point and Peking Knot. In a relaxed and friendly environment our tutors will guide you through the stitches. Helping you work towards an embroidered picture to finish at home. You don’t need to have any experience in embroidery before you attend the workshop. For those of you who have done some stitching before, this is an opportunity to learn something new and refresh your skills.
Stitch Kit – You will be provided with our workshop kit consisting of all the materials needed to create and finish a stitched picture including: stitching guidelines, finishing tips sheets, calico cloth, crewel needle and Appletons crewel embroidery wool.
Equipment – There will be equipment available for you to use during the workshop.
Refreshments – Hot drinks and biscuits are ‘on-tap’ throughout the session and lunch is available to buy from our on-site Cafe.
FREE entry to the Quaker Tapestry Museum for all attendees on the day of the workshop.
Further information and bookings
The easiest and most convenient way to enrol on our workshops is via our website. Alternatively you can contact our helpful office staff on 01539 722975