Dates- 18th & 25th November 2021
Times- 4-6p.m U.K time
In this 2 part online workshop learn how to embroiderer an elegant ‘Hastings Mackerel’ in Metal thread embroidery over layers of padding and silk organza.
In warm spells of weather massive shoals of Mackerel can be found in Hastings (where I live on the south east coast of U.K) and this inspired me to make one as a kit! I especially love the unique pattern that each fish has giving it an individual personality.
The Mackerel is stitched with silver plated and black metal threads, over a shimmery silk/metal organza in a variety of stitches including Couching, Or Nue (couching with a colour) and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery. The design has the addition of a metallic leather head and fin for maximum shine!
Once the embroidery is complete it can be cut out and backed with a pre cut metallic silver ply wood, for jewellery or a decoration.
During the 2 sessions Becky will guide you through this project in bite sized pieces with clear step by step instructional videos and live demonstrations. As well as being able to ask the expert, Becky will also give instant feedback on your work in progress images via a specifically set up WhatsApp group.
Both sessions are 2hrs long with a week long gap enabling the student to work at their own pace in-between the workshops. In addition, the step by step videos will be available to re-watch outside of the teaching time.
This is a great way to connect with other stitchers and most importantly have fun doing something you love!
What is included-
x2 online sessions running from 4-6p.m UK time.
The Mackerel kit which includes all the materials you need and an illustrated instruction booklet.
Tutor support in-between the sessions.
What will be covered in the workshop–
How to prepare for your embroidery.
How to use specific tools to aid your stitching for the best result.
Learning Metal thread embroidery stitches including as Couching, Cutwork and Pearl purl outlines, as well as applying silk organza and metallic leather details.
How to finish off and display your piece.
What you will need-
6 or 8 inch ring frame, preferably with a stand (Optional as there is a small hoop provided in the kit).
A pair of embroidery scissors.
A desktop or laptop with a webcam, microphone and speaker or an Apple/Android smartphone or tablet with a built in camera and microphone. You will need to install the Zoom cloud meetings App prior to the workshops. You can find the link here.
Additional information- 2 weeks before the 1st session you will receive an email with the links to the Zoom meetings.
You will also get a link to a specific WhatsApp group with you have the option of joining.
The kit will be sent out to all the attendees 6 weeks beforehand. Postage is calculated at the checkout.
Booking for the this workshop will close 30-09-21 to allow the kits to arrive in time.
The finished embroidery measures approximately 9x2cm when cut out.
All the kits are designed by Becky Hogg Embroidery and produced by hand in the U.K.
This workshop is suitable for all levels, but not advisable for children.
Please do contact me if you have any questions.