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Please note that this is an online class, taken from home. This class will run online on Wednesday 30 September from 7pm-9pm UK BST.
Bookings for this class will close on Friday 11 September for customers in North America to allow for the kit to be posted out in time for the class.
For customers in UK and Europe who wish to take this class, bookings will close on Monday 21 September.
Please note that the cost includes the necessary kit but does not include shipping, which will be added automatically at the checkout.
Blackwork first rose to popularity during the reign of Henry VIII. Whilst it had been present in England pre the Tudor dynasty, it was Catherine Of Aragon, who made it fashionable, having brought several garments with her from Spain.
Used to decorate the collars and cuffs of undershirts and chemises’, as well as Coifs, which were commonly made from evenweave fabrics such as linen. Blackwork is a counted technique and early examples were more geometric in design and usually worked in Double Running or Holbein Stitch, where the back and front of the piece look identical. Later pieces featured motifs, typically flowers, as well as animals and bugs. The motifs were filled with Seeding Stitch or geometric patterns, outlined with Holbein or Stem Stitch, and they were usually connected and surrounded by twisting vines.
In this class students will learn the basics of Blackwork, gaining an understanding of counted stitches, as well as learning Double Running Stitch, Stem Stitch and Seeding in order to stitch this charming design.
Kit includes fabric, instructions, stranded cotton and needles.
There will be plenty of opportunity during the class to ask the Tutor questions and in advance of the class all preparation information will be emailed to you along with an invitation to join the class on the day.
The class kit will be posted out to you. The kit includes all the materials you require to complete the project. It would be useful to have a pencil and paper in case you wish to take extra notes and a pair of embroidery scissors and a 6" hoop will be needed.
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