Hi - here is some information about the THREAD embroidery group at Southville Centre - suitable for beginners or those with more experience. Its fun and informal and just £10 - check what you need to bring.
There will be two choices for the next few sessions to allow people who missed sessions in the summer to catch up
In this session - threaded running stitch - we are doing this because lots of people coming at the moment have not done this or have asked for a repeat as it was over a year ago that we last did this ..and its has so many variations
For those of you who have done this
and what to do something different - button hole net filling ..I know lots of people missed that last time.
. All sessions are 11am - 1pm Cost £10 and you need to bring scraps of fabric, a hoop, needles and threads, ..extras could be beads and ribbons etc. We are at the Southville centre on Beauley road BS3 in the Beauley Room ..ask at reception ..its a lovely room -. There is a great cafe on site too.
More details about the sessions underneath these dates so keep reading
07 Sept - Threaded running stitch ( buttonhole net )
21st Sept Bayeux stitch
28th Sept Woven cross filling (Algerian eye stitch with holes)
12th Oct Attaching taller objects with buttonhole net
9th Nov Attaching mirrors with Chain and buttonhole stitch ( Attaching mirrors with Cretan stitch
THREAD is an experimental fun embroidery group . It is great if you just want to learn a few new stitches to use in your work or if you want to push your stitching further.
You can come to just one session or every session. Stitches may be explored for more than one session.
What to expect
Each week we will Look at a particular stitch or stitches and experiment with them - we will use a variety of creative thinking tools to get you thinking "outside the box"
You may be shown a method of preparing your fabric or getting started , from potato prints to inktense pencils or maybe just take a look at someone else work
You may be given a theme which you can use if you want to go away and create some work - the challenge ..you might use this on its own or in combination with the weeks stitch
We will have a show and tell of the work that people are doing
The idea is to inspire and connect with others - the group will develop as we go along and people can join or step out for a while at any time
What to bring
You need to bring scraps of fabric, an embroidery hoop, sharp and blunt needles, scraps of various threads, yarns etc. Don't worry if you don't have much the first time. Once you have been you will have a better idea.
£10 per session . Pay on the day or book at www.craftingthecity.org or if you have no internet access ring me on 0117 90 80 992 - Vic