Saturday, 28 September 2013

Blooming stitches

I was lucky enough to be invited to deliver a workshop today at Harewood House. Our embroidery took inspiration from Princess Mary's personal possessions to create satin stitched monograms. It was a slightly surreal experience seeing behind the scenes at Harewood and a privaledge to be working in such beautiful surroundings. I had great company from six keen learners and the expertise of Tara and Zoe to share their knowledge of Harewood and it's former residents.

I have another workshop at Harewood coming very soon, this time investigating 'Repair & Disrepair'. I am really looking forward to it as we will be learning about caring for historic textiles from Harewood's housekeeper as well as 'playing' with techniques to creatively distress and mend fabrics. Places are still available - if you would like to book a place you can visit the website or call the Harewood box office 0113 218 1000.

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