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Please note that this is an online class. Please click here to view important joining information about online classes.
The class takes place over 2 consecutive weeks: Saturday 8 & 15 May 2021.
For the Rest of the World bookings will close on Friday 23 April 2021 to allow for the kit to be posted.
For UK and Europe bookings will close on Friday 30 April to allow for the kit to be posted out in time for the class.
Please note that the cost includes the necessary kit but does not include shipping, which will be added automatically at the checkout.
During this class you will learn how to embroider this elegant 'Hastings Mackerel' which can be turned into a brooch, a necklace, sew-on patch or a hanging decoration. It is embroidered in three Metalwork techniques over two layers of craft felt for a raised effect.
In warm spells of weather massive shoals of Mackerel can be found in Hastings (where I live on the south east coast of U.K) and this inspired me to make one as a kit! I especially love the unique pattern that each fish has giving it an individual personality. Your own pattern can be created in this kit using a combination of the stitches shown.
The Mackerel is stitched with silver plated and black metal threads, over a shimmery silk/metal organza in a variety of stitches including Couching, Or Nué (couching with a colour) and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery. The design has the addition of a metallic leather head and fin for maximum shine!
Once the embroidery is complete it can be cut out and backed with a pre-cut metallic silver ply wood, for jewellery or a decoration.
Clear illustrated instructions will guide you through this hand embroidery project.
The kit contains all materials needed to complete the project. You will need your own embroidery scissors and an 8″ ring frame. Magnifiers and lights might be helpful, but are not essential.
Attendees Outside the UK
This class will run from 10:30-1.00pm (10:30 to 13:00 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during October/November and March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect time attendance. Thank you.
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