Goldwork Bees with Beads and Applique
This course focuses on a range of techniques, to create a beautiful decorative picture featuring goldwork bees in flight around a cluster of appliqued, beadwork and goldwork flowers. Students will learn techniques including felt padding, cut goldwork, contemporary use of pearl purl on a honeycomb textured net base. Students can work their own version of the design, arranging flowers and bees to suit the piece’s final purpose, or can follow the tutor’s plan. The class will suit stitchers who have done some embroidery before.
Tutor: Clare Clensy
Dinner Friday 28 February – Lunch Sunday 1 March
Fees (£): 395 338 338 226
Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published – A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.