During this workshop, Charlotte will introduce you to the world of decorative hand embroidery and embellishment. You will become familiar with needlework techniques including freehand embroidery stitches, silk shading, raised work, goldwork, beading and embellishment and apply these in a contemporary setting to create your own decorative embroidery art.
Experimenting with various threads, fabrics and beads, you will create your own inspiration sampler to inform your outcome. With access to Charlotte's own archive of embroidered pieces, stitch samples and sketchbooks, you will understand the possibilities available through stitch, and to learn to create unique pieces in this fresh approach to embroidery using a combination of techniques which are accessible to all.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Charlotte Bailey is a hand-embroidery artist who trained at the Royal School of Needlework and works from her studio on the south coast. She has collaborated on commissions from Louis Vuitton and Mary Katrantzou to the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, and has embroidered for esteemed London ateliers Hand and Lock. More recently she has worked on freelance embellishment for Disney and Netflix projects alongside maintaining her own personal practice.