Secret Garden Hand Embroidery Workshop with Rachel Davies



During this workshop you will be guided to create a little secret embroidered garden with just two simple stitches. It is suitable for beginners with little sewing experience. The two stitches: French knots and straight stitch will be taught, as well as simple applique. Delicate voile fabric is ironed onto a muslin background, this is then stretched onto a wooden embroidery hoop. I will demonstrate each stage as we go along, including how to use iron on Bonda web, split stranded embroidery threads, using an embroidery hoop, and how to create the stitches. Once the embroidery is finished it is trimmed to size and ‘glued’ onto the chunky artist canvas. The final canvas can stand on a shelf or go on the wall. The workshop is intended to be very relaxed and easy, yet quite unique in its approach to traditional hand embroidery.

What's included in the price?

Everything you need is included in the day, but don't forget your glasses! You do need to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available all day, as well as biscuits and flapjacks from lovely Hollies Farm Shop down the road. There is a pretty mill pond outside with picnic benches for lunch, or you can stay in the visitor centre. Bunbury Visitor Centre is situated down a small road on the outskirts of picturesque Bunbury, half a mile from the Church and the Dysart Pub. So if you need directions for the last mile, just ask for the pub or the church, then you are very close.


6¼ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Rachel Davies Studio

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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Bunbury Mill, Mill Lane, Bowe's Gate Rd, Bunbury near Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9PY