26th July 2019 – 27th July 2019

Thistle Embroidery

Thistle Embroidery Two-day Workshop, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July, 10am-3pm, £110

Growing here in Cumbria, the Plume Thistle is a thing of beauty to us and value to insects. Their flowers are a favourite nectar source of butterflies and bumblebees, whilst the seeds are eaten by small birds. We’ve even managed to find two new stitch techniques to perfectly convey it’s contrasting textures.

Immerse yourself in this exclusive two day workshop learning two brand new stitches in good company. Make a weekend of it, using the longer summer days to explore picturesque historic Kendal or The Lakes. Should you require somewhere to stay please see our local accommodation page

Learn new skills and become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient art of narrative embroidery, with a modern twist.
This workshop provides you with the six basic stitches used within the Quaker Tapestry: Stem, Split, Chain, Quaker, Bayeux Point, Peking Knot.

In addition, new to the Quaker Tapestry stitches, two new stitch layering techniques, like Bayeux….but as you’ve never seen it before!

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.

What’s included?

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