A little bit about Becky....

Becky studied Textiles at Loughborough Art college, then specialized in hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, where she continued to work in their studios for 9 years on many prestigious projects. She studied and still practices a whole array of beautiful embroidery techniques including, Metal Thread work, Silk Shading, Blackwork and Crewelwork.
Becky now works from her seaside studio in Hastings, dividing her time between client projects, teaching, designing embroidery kits and personal work. Recent projects include the lace appliqué on the wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge, embroidery for Alexander Mcqueen’s couture collections and a sewing project for artists Gilbert and George.
She has also written and designed the project embroidery for 2 published books.

About 'You Sew Fine'...

Whether you’ve never threaded a needle or are just a bit rusty, ‘You sew fine’ workshops are the perfect way to start!
Taught in Becky's studio in an informal, creative atmosphere, come and learn the techniques of hand embroidery.

'You Sew Fine' workshop held at a London haberdashery.


WORKSHOPS

*NEW*- Metalwork Embroidered Squirrel

 

Create a cute Red Squirrel design, embroidered in 3 Metalwork techniques over layers of felt padding.
Metalwork embroidery is a technique seen throughout history on pieces such as haute couture garments, ceremonial and military dress, and ecclesiastical furnishings. Its richness and opulence was a symbol of wealth and power, and fine examples can be seen on the Queens coronation robe as well as high fashion today.
The Squirrel has Antique Gold, Bronze, and Copper metal threads in a variety of stitches including Couching, Chipping and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery, which once completed can be mounted and hung in the little wooden hoop provided.
The finished Squirrel embroidery measures approximately 6x8cm, and the wooden hoop is 11cm diameter.

All materials are provided in a beautifully packaged kit at a cost of £25.00.

Complimentary refreshments!

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Beginners Embroidery Workshop

 

 

Learn over 12 classic stitches in the form of a stitch sampler, master how to frame up and practice different design transfer techniques, all of which will be valuable in any future embroidery project.

A kit with a variety of wool and cotton threads, embroidery needles, fabric and worksheets will be provided in the class (the cost is included in the class fee).

Complimentary refreshments!

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*NEW*- 'Drop-in' Embroidery workshops

On the 1st Thursday of every month (evenings 6.30-8.30) I will be running 'drop-in' workshops at You Sew Fine. If you want guidance starting a project, need stitch inspiration or help to perfect your embroidery, then please come along!

All embroidery related projects welcome, but please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please bring you own materials relevant to your project if you have them.

Complimentary refreshments!

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DATES, BOOKINGS & LOCATION

 

 

 

 

All workshops are held in Becky’s studio on the West Hill, Hastings.

 

 

Metalwork Embroidered Squirrel Workshop-

Saturday 8th March 10-5p.m (includes 1hr lunch break)

£60.00 (plus £25.00 kit fee)

OR

Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.30p.m for 3 weeks, 11th, 18th and 25th March

£60.00 (plus £25.00 kit fee)

Space for 6 students

 

Beginners Embroidery Workshop-

Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.30p.m for 4 weeks, 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th April.

£80.00(includes materials and refreshments)

Space for 6 students.

 

 

'Drop-in' Embroidery Worshops

The first Thursday of every month starting on Thursday 3rd April

6.30-8.30p.m

£20.00 per workshop (includes refreshments)

Space for 6 students.

 

TO BOOK....

Please email me becky@beckyhogg.com or phone 07791681840

Please keep checking the website for added dates and new classes!