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Needlelace for Stumpwork - Hampton Court (Code 3167)

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08/10/2017 1 £103.50 Rachel Doyle sold out
[Course cost: £78.00 - Required kit cost: £25.50 ]

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Stumpwork or raised embroidery is a form of highly decorative relief embroidery that was popular in the mid 17th century.  An important part of this technique was needlelace, which is as it sounds, lace made using a needle.  Needlelace is made by working rows, often of buttonhole stitch, which build up into a new fabric.  These fabric pieces or  ‘slips’ were then applied to the main stumpwork design, sometimes over padding and sometimes to create free standing elements in the work.

During this class you will learn the basics of how to begin a needlelace shape and will sample a few variations of pattern.  You will work a series of samples which will give you an idea of what is possible for your own projects.

Previous embroidery experience would be helpful, but is not essential.

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 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

Stumpwork (Raised Embroidery)
Stumpwork uses an array of different materials and techniques to create raised and three dimensional elements. Designs can be varied and imaginative, offering scope for a high degree of creativity.

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