12/6 Embroidered Trees with Vendulka Battais


Saturday 12th June 10-4 pm £42

Use simple embroidery stitches to create a unique picture of a tree, perfect one of  a kind present for the right person.

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.

In stock


In this class we will create a tree concentrating on hand embroidery, with the option of creating your tree trunk by machine if you wish to speed up the process. You don’t need to know many stitches, in fact, you can be beginner to hand embroidery all together. You can decide to keep your work in the hoop or I will show you an examples of how to finish it of for the frame.

Additional information

Date and Time

Saturday 12th June 2021
10-4 PM

Skill level



Vendulka Battais – Owner of OliVen, she's been now teaching for 10 years. With no formal training, Vendulka is self-taught and her passion is to create with love and pass her knowledge onto her students.


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.


I like to use variegated perle cotton for my foliage as it give s the three liveness and more dimension without me having have to change my threads too often. I start by choosing that one and then I have a look if I have any matching beads, what colour background this would sit well  on and choose the threads for the tree trunk as last.

Embroidery hoop 

Fabric slightly larger than your embroidery hoop or slightly larger than your frame you’re going to use to put it in.

Medium weight iron on interfacing the same size as your fabric

For the tree – either machine thread if you‘re happy to just embroider on the machine or thicker yarn for couching or embroidery thread for making it by hand.

For the foliage – Embroidery threads ( my favourite ones are perlé 5 or 8) stranded cotton, sequins, seed beads, tiny buttons – whatever catches your eye in your stash.

Scissors, chenille needles, sewing machine (optional)


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 cancelation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.

A requirement list will be given at the time of booking. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of 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.

01449 741 530


OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns, Monk’s Eleigh, Suffolk, IP7 7AY



You may also like…