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50 Stitch Embroidery Sampler Workshop by Stitch-School with Melanie Bowles

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Led by Stitch-School's founder Melanie Bowles who is passionate about the study and the origins of  embroidery stitches and how this craft can be an enjoyable, resourceful, creative and relaxing process. 

During this session you will learn a range of embroidery stitches and start your ’50 Stitch Embroidery Sampler’ which will become your future dictionary of stitches. We will look at how these stitches can be applied to motifs, lettering and embellishment to customise clothing, used in repair or to just enjoy the study stitch as a form of relaxation.

Stitch-School aims to keep the craft of embroidery alive through their educational embroidery kits, workshops and large embroidery community events. Melanie will be showing a range of samplers and projects by Stitch-School. 

Time of class:  2pm - 4:30pm

Included in the workshop:

All materials and threads are provided.

An A3 fold out illustrating 50 stitches and a A3 linen 50 stitch sampler to stitch on are included.

Previous Stitch-School projects have been with Alexander McQueen, Marie Curie, V&A Museum, The Stitch Festival, The British Council, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London Craft Week and more. 

6 things you will learn:

  • Learn and practice embroidery stitches and be introduced to the complete alphabet of stitches 
  • Discover the benefits of slow stitching as a form of de-stressing as an antidote to modern life.
  • Explore the wealth of embroidery stitches and celebrate the art of needlework
  • Be inspired by the Stitch-School archive of embroidery books and samplers
  • Become part of the Stitch-School community ready to share skills and benefits of embroidery
  • Enjoy slow conversation through the act of making and creating together 

* 100% deposit is required at registration.

  • photographs © Stitch School

About Melanie:

Melanie Bowles is a Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art on the BA Honours Textile degree. She is a practising textile designer and educationalist with the focus on creating educational material through step by step graphics to make textile design accessible and inclusive for all.

 Cancellation policy A refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 10% admin fee. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry, but Loop cannot be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control. If we need to cancel the class due to any unforeseen circumstances, we will of course offer you a full refund or shop credit (whatever your preference is).