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.
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.
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