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Stitching with Liz & Helen: pulled thread whitework

Stitching with Liz & Helen: pulled thread whitework

Duration: 10am-4pm

Price: £65

Book with: Liz Tapper
at The Art of the Needle

Exeter Community Centre,
17 Saint David's Hill

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About the Course

'Stitching With Liz & Helen' is a collaboration between two Royal School of Needlework tutors, Liz Tapper & Helen Jones, to bring the art of needlework to Exeter. We aim to provide classes in a range of techniques and for varying skill levels. A total of ten different classes are listed on my website. Please contact me for more details.

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Learn pulled thread embroidery using white thread on white linen, creating a lacy appearance with different stitches.

Pulled thread embroidery, also known as drawn fabric, is a form of whitework that doesn’t involve cutting the fabric threads. Instead, tension is used when working the stitches to draw the fabric threads together to produce a lacy effect. (Not to be confused with drawn thread embroidery, which involves cutting the fabric.) It is traditionally worked on white fabric, usually a linen evenweave, using white thread.

The pulled thread kits for this class cost £28 each, payable on the day to the tutor, and include all materials required. You will need to bring embroidery scissors and a thimble, needle threader, magnifier and daylight lamp may also be useful. The design is worked on either 20hpi or 28 hpi evenweave linen (please let me know your choice). You will cover four different pulled thread stitches.

There will be an hour’s break for lunch at 1pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits are included in the class price. There are shops nearby for lunch, but it may be easier to bring a packed lunch.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a traditional hand embroidery technique, one of many under the umbrella of whitework, in the relaxing environment of Exeter Community Centre, situated in the lovely city of Exeter.

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?

Light refreshments.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 8th September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends