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Creative Hand Embroidery - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Duration: Mondays 10am-1pm

Price: £120

Run by: Clare Walsh
at New Brewery Arts

New Brewery Arts
Brewery Court

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About the Course

Based on her own free-style approach to embroidery, textile artist Kathleen Murphy will guide you through the pleasures of ‘doodling’ with needle and thread.
This course aims to dispel the ‘stuffiness’ sometimes associated with hand embroidery and encourage a more experimental approach by taking a sideways look at techniques Through a series of samplers, each week you will concentrate on a different topic or technique, which will be brought together as a cloth book in the final session. Along the way both the current and historic context of British embroidery will be considered. By the end of the five weeks you will be familiar with concepts such as stitch families, embroidery sums and seasoning stitches, and should have a good grounding on which to continue your hand stitch doodling beyond the course. Suitable for all abilities from beginners to those wishing to refresh their hand embroidery skills.

You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.

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

What's included in the price?

You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio.

What you will need: 6" or 7" embroidery hoop, needlecase, embroidery scissors, pen & paper


First Class: Monday 14th January
Last Class: Monday 11th February

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