Embroidery for beginners

Autumn term 2024, Embroidery for Improvers.

Monday: Embroidery for improvers
Time: 7.30pm-8.45pm
Start: 08.01.24
Duration: 8 weeks (no class on the 05.02.24 and the 12.02.24).
Fee: 85 euro / Materials Fee: 15 euro is payable, in cash, to the tutor on the first day of the course. (It is CDETB policy that refunds are only issued if a course does not form. Before booking, please see our terms and conditions page).
Notes: All courses are subject to a minimum number in order to proceed. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be offered on a first-booked, first-served basis and a waiting list will then be created. You will be contacted in this event.


Embroidery for beginners

This course is for those who have a little experience stitching, and would like to try some new techniques. Techniques covered will include blackwork, ribbon-work, Mountmellick embroidery and more.

As well as learning the stitches involved in each technique, we will look at the history and traditional designs associated with each one. We will be using a wide range of materials to cover each of these techniques. These materials can be purchased from Alice at the first class at a cost of €15.

Introduction to techniques and samples, Blackwork – basics of counted stitches and shading, Ribbonwork – flowers (woven wheel, gathered) and french knots, ribbon stitch, Mountmellick – knotted stitches (knotted stem, coral knot, Palestrina) and padded satin, mountmellick stitch, Needleweaving – basic even, double, uneven and more complex patterns. Finally, finishing samples and where to go from here.




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About your tutor: Alice Brady

Embroidery for beginners

Alice is a passionate embroiderer inspired by Ireland. Alice began stitching in school at the age of 15, but it wasn’t until she heard about the Degree Course at the Royal School of Needlework, London that she thought she might make a career out of it. Here, she learned a wide range of embroidery techniques and worked on a number of high profile projects such as the Nicholas Oakwell for Great Britain campaign and the HBO Game of Thrones Hardhome Embroidery.

After graduating from the RSN in 2017, Alice moved back home to Dublin, Ireland and began work on a series of pieces inspired by Irish Folklore, Language, Landscape and History. So far, Alice has completed The Wildflowers series, Celtic Knot series, and Ogham series. These works have also inspired some personalised and commissioned pieces.

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