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Please note this is an onsite partnership class which will run from 10am-4pm at Canterbury Cathedral.
Celebrate the festive season at Canterbury Cathedral and stitch this beautiful Goldwork Bee motif on Friday 8 December. The event will also include an opportunity to view some of the stunning stained glass windows at the Cathedral with Léonie Seliger, Director of the Stained Glass Studio.
Join RSN Tutor Helen Stevens to bring this delightful bee to life. Techniques included are felt padding, surface stitches of back stitch and chain stitch, gold stitches of cut work and pearl purl.
The class cost includes all materials and necessary equipment and your kit comprises everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and magnifiers if you need them, but you will be able to borrow ring frames and scissors on the day. You will be able to turn your motif into a brooch to wear yourself or give to someone special this Christmas.
During the day Leonie will take students into the Cathedral to reveal the history and story behind some of the historically important windows of the Cathedral which include some of the oldest stained glass in Europe.
Students will also find out about the creation of one of the newest windows in the Cathedral. This tiny window is high up in the clerestory and is placed near to some of the organ pipes. It features insects painted by the glaziers of Canterbury Cathedral and includes a life-size bee similar to the one which will be created in this class.
This class is run in partnership with the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral with whom we have a have a long history of collaboration. In 1935 Dr E W Tristam designed a fabulous Friends of Canterbury Cathedral banner which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. It is currently on display in a darkened area of the Crypt.
This event includes entrance to the Cathedral. You will be able to visit the Cathedral after the class until 5pm. In addition, you are cordially invited to attend Evensong which takes place at 17.30 for approximately 45 minutes in the Quire. This will be an opportunity to hear Canterbury Cathedral's world-famous musicians if you choose to attend.
Registration commences at 9.45am and please meet the Shepherds at the Christ Church Gate or the Welcome Centre who will guide you to the Community Studio overlooking the main entrance to the Cathedral.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served on arrival, but please note that in general, food and drink (other than bottled water) may not be consumed in the classroom. Please bring a packed lunch to eat in a designated space or you might like to visit the Cathedral refreshment kiosk. The kiosk is open from 10 to 15.00 in the Cathedral’s Precincts and serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
Blue Badge Parking: there is limited parking on site and this must be booked in advance with [email protected] but cannot be guaranteed.
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This event includes entrance to the Cathedral. You will be able to visit the Cathedral after the class until 5pm. In addition, you are cordially invited to attend Evensong which takes place at 17.30 for approximately 45 minutes in the Quire. This will be an opportunity to hear Canterbury Cathedral’s world-famous musicians if you choose to attend.
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