About the Course
This course focuses on a range of techniques, to create a beautiful decorative picture featuring goldwork bees in flight around a cluster of appliquéd, beadwork and goldwork flowers.
Students will learn techniques including felt padding, cut goldwork, contemporary use of pearl purl on a honeycomb textured net base.
Students can work their own version of the design, arranging flowers and bees to suit the piece’s final purpose, or can follow the tutor’s plan.
The class will suit stitchers who have done some embroidery before.
Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published - A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.
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What's included in the price?
The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.