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!
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
Pencil / fabric marker
Large embroidery hoop
Embroidery needles in varying sizes, including large darning needle with large eye
Fine sewing needle
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.