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Beginner’s Embroidery Workshop


Duration: 10am-1pm

Price: £49

Run by: Helenka Brown
at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

01949 81393

Pastures Vineyard
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures
Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG

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About the Course

Beginner’s Embroidery Workshop

Join us for a relaxing morning learning the basics of embroidery – perfect for absolute beginners.

Our expert tutor Michaela will guide you through step by step teaching traditional stitches and techniques. This great introductory workshop will open your eyes to the possibilities and uses of embroidery to personalise and showcase your newly creative skill. Spend a morning relaxing and enjoy trying something new.

The embroidery is a deceptively simple floral design, based loosely on a Scabious. You will learn how to do back stitch, stem stitch, French knots and some free-form stitching. All materials, tools and refreshments are included and by the end of your session you will have mastered the basics, been inspired and have completed your first embroidered picture, similar to the image above.

Perfect for beginners or people with experience who would like to spend time with like-minded people.

Outline of morning

10.00 am Welcome with refreshments and meet your tutor Michaela.

Introduction to materials and tools.

Select colours and learn the stitches

11.00 am Refreshments

Continue where you left off

1.00 pm Finish and depart

You will finish your session having completed a lovely embroidered image perfect to expand on, frame as a picture or use to add embellishment to another item, such as a bag, cushion or jacket.

About Michaela Bere
Michaela is an exceptionally gifted and talented craftswoman whose philosophy in life is to ‘live the life you imagine’. A Textile Artist who works mainly in Hand Embroidery and Bookbinding, she is drawn to hand work, using few tools.

A Fashion Design Graduate, Michaela now favours hand stitching over a machine to make embroidered jewellery, hand-bound books and embroidered sketches, which she sells online and in shops. An excellent teacher of the craft, Michaela has run and taught workshops for 10 years along with weekly stitch clubs in Lincoln.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Please note – all materials and refreshments including a snack are provided. Nothing to remember to bring, just yourself, it couldn’t be easier! So book now.



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 20th January 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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