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Introduction to Embroidery: ‘Chinese Dragon’
February 12th 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm£120
This two session online class with QEST Broderers’ Company Scholar Matthew Cayton is suitable for beginners who would like to try embroidery for the first time, those who have not picked up a needle since childhood or those who are looking for a new, exciting and rewarding hobby.
The dragon design was inspired by the Chinese New Year celebration, where dragon dances are performed to scare away evil spirits. After such a challenging 2020 we are sure your own hand stitched dragon will only help, despite this year being the year of the Ox.
Students will learn the basics of hand embroidery working with brightly coloured stranded and perle cotton threads on a cream cotton. The class will teach you how to start and finish threads neatly as well as several commonly used stitches including, Chain Stitch, Stem Stitch, French Knots, Double Running Stitch and Whipped & Woven Wheels. The dragon is highlighted with gold thread using the technique known as Couching.
The kit contains all materials needed to complete the project.
You will need your own embroidery scissors and an 8″ ring frame. Magnifiers and lights might be helpful, but are not essential.
Please note this class takes place over 2 consecutive weeks, on Friday 12 & 19 February 2021