Thursday 11 November 2010

Stumpwork and Ruskin Lace in the Lake District

Just to get you used to the tabbed sections now in the blog, you might like to look up towards the blog banner where you will see Courses amongst other headings. If you click on this tab then you will be able to find out quickly about some interesting stitching courses in lovely places. Higham Hall in a superb location near Bassenthwaite Lake is a wonderful venue for stitching. There are two upcoming courses that might interest you:

30 November 2010 - 2 December 2010
A York Minster Broderer for many years, Jane Matthews is very experienced teaching mixed media and stitching techniques. Learn how to stitch traditional Elizabethan Stumpwork creating insects, fruit, small animals and flowers worked on a background of heavy silk using coloured silks and metallic threads. If you would like to create a modern piece then any design which is raised is considered to be stumpwork and your inspiration can be taken from a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and threads you feel appropriate to add texture to your project.
Residential: £185.00
Non-residential: £125.00

10 - 12 December 2010 & 11 - 13 March 2011
RUSKIN LACE Ref: C1332 & C1394
Karen Quickfall is an experienced teacher of embroidery and stumpwork. Ruskin Lace is a very distinctive form of lace which originated as a cottage industry in the Lake District. It is worked on linen using a combination of drawn thread and cut linen work with the geometric designs being created using needlepoint lace techniques. The course is suitable for both beginners, who can purchase a starter pack (£9) from the tutor, and for those with more experience.
Residential: £185.00
Non-residential: £125.00

Click here for more details of Higham Hall Courses.

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