30/10 Hand Embroidered Cushion with Sue Cariello


Saturday 30th October 10-4 pm  £42

Create a modern and contemporary cushion cover using a variety of embroidery stitches and techniques learning design, placement and composition at the same time.

To keep the guidelines of social distancing we can only have 8 students per class. The class still costs £42, to secure your place you can now only pay a deposit and we will be in touch closer to date to confirm that it’s safe to run the class and to require the remaining £32.

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In this workshop, you will hand-embroider and construct your very own beautiful cushion cover, with simple ‘envelope-style’ back opening. Perfect for decorating any part of your home. You will choose your own fabrics, and design your own floral motives, picking up techniques in composition and design placement. You will learn a variety of traditional embroidery stitches & techniques, but all done in a modern contemporary way. The pictured cushion has added pre-knitted corsages, (not included in workshop), though you may add anything you like!

Additional information

Date and Time

Saturday 30th October 2021
10 – 4 pm

Skills level

Beginners to Advanced


Sue Cariello – I studied for my degree in Fashion & Printed Textiles at St. Martins College in London, before heading to New York to work as Designer / Director for 3 years. I set up my business as a Fashion Accessories Designer in 2006, designing, constructing and embellishing my very own gorgeous bespoke hand-bags & accessories, and I love it!


OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns, Hadleigh Road, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, IP7 7AY
Free all-day parking on site
Teas and coffees provided. There is a tearoom on site where you can purchase your lunch or feel free to bring your own – we have a fridge and microwave in the workroom.


The tutor can provide:

30 x 30cm duck feather cushion pad £5 (This will need to be ordered in advance)

Fabrics and embroidery yarn, payable on the day £8

or just embroidery yarns, payable on the day £6

Alternatively you can provide your own material from your stash and you will need the following:

35 x 35cm (14 x 14in.) fabric for cushion front, preferably natural open weave like cotton, linen or wool, for ease of hand embroidery.

35 x 45cm (14 x 18in.) fabric for cushion back, could be in contrasting colour.

A 30cm x 30cm cushion pad. (These are available from John Lewis).

Sewing threads to match fabrics

A selection of yarns, threads and wools to embroider with, in varying thicknesses, textures and colours.

Beads / sequins and buttons for decoration


Fabric scissors

Embroidery scissors

Sewing machine

Dressmakers pins

Pencil / fabric marker

Large embroidery hoop

Embroidery needles in varying sizes, including large darning needle with large eye

Fine sewing needle



Sewing machine


Cancellation with 2 weeks notice – we will refund your payment or offer you a place on a future workshop.

Cancellations within 13 – 8 days of the workshop – we will refund 50% of the payment.

Last-minute cancellations, ie. 7 days or less before a workshop – we’re afraid we cannot refund any payments as from experience we’ve found it impossible to fill places at such short notice.

Full refund for cancellation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.

A requirement list can be found in the previous tab. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of the workshop unless stated. If you purchase your supplies for the workshop at OliVen you will receive 5% discount.

A sewing machine or overlocker can be hired in the shop for £5 a day – subject to availability.

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