If you love decorating pumpkins at this time of year, but can’t bear the mess, why not stitch this eye-catching hand embroidered pumpkin instead? Our Halloween Family Stitch Workshop is open to one adult and child (5+) or two children (5+) accompanied by a non-stitching parent or guardian. Suitable for all levels, this class is inspired by our current exhibition, Faces & Figures in Stitch.
During the class our tutors will demonstrate how to create a personalised pumpkin face using bright orange felt and hand embroidery stitches including Couching and Stab Stitch. You will then have a choice of felt facial features to stitch on to your face. Before you start stitching you will have a chance to view some of the pieces from our exhibition, including the amazing Blackwork portrait of our Patron, the Duchess of Cornwall.
The cost includes two kits. The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10.30am-1pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU. Please meet outside the main moat entrance to the Palace 20 minutes before the start of your class at 10.10am. The event will last for 2.5 hours. We are unable to offer refunds or transfers on this event.