Classes

For the truly best learning experience, join Sarah on one of her classes. Sarah has taught abroad as well as the UK, so if you are further afield keep checking back; you never know, she might be holding a class in your area!
  
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2017 current class programme (listed by date):
 
 

Distance learning classes

Current classes: 'Love, Sin and Morality' and 'Spring'

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                                 'Spring'                  'Love, Sin and Morality'

All of the information on these courses is on the distance learning class page here

    


lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 15th July 2017 - Opus Anglicanum, medieval embroidered animals.  10.00-4.00 CLASS FULL
HedgehogPrice: £65 (materials included)

Learn the secrets behind the beautiful embroidery techniques of Opus Anglicanum, a medieval embroidery technique. Sarah will guide you step by step through split stitch fillings, surface couching and underside couching with gold threads on an medieval animal inspired piece of your own, in this one day introduction to medieval embroidery.

Level: Suitable for those new to the Opus Anglicanum technique or those wishing to brush up on their medieval embroidery skills!


 
Kingcombe centre 
The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust
Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0EQ
 
Friday 29th September 2017 - 2nd October 2017
Bespoke Embroidered illuminated monograms Stitch retreat
brought to you by Eternal Embroidery
Price: £650 (Accomodation, all meals and materials included)
 
 E for eternal  RSN-trained tutors Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray invite you to the tranquil Kingcombe centre in Dorset for a fun-filled few days of design and stitching.This long weekend retreat is structured for you to create your own bespoke embroidered, illuminated monogram using beautiful metallic threads, embroidery threads and embellishments. We will assist you with the design, choosing suitable embroidery techniques and ideas to suit your abilities. Techniques covered are creating and applying a design, surface stitching, silk shading, goldwork and stump work.
 
The class will take place in the centres purpose built studio and your single room ensuite accomodation for the weekend is also based at the centre (click here to see more about Kingcombe).
 
Tuition, class materials, accomodation and all of your meals are included in the price.
 
We are also offering private tuition outside class time should you require help with a personal project you are working on.There will be a shop available at different times
over the weekend to purchase a variety of embroidery supplies and kits for you to take home and a few nice suprise.

Level: All abilites will be catered for from first steps to advanced level

For more information and to book, visit the Eternal Embroidery website here

 

lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 16th September 2017 - Elizabethan Knot Gardens.  10.00-4.00
Flower SamplerPrice: £TBC (materials included)

Learn the basics of canvas work embroidery in an Elizabethan knot garden inspired design. We will look at the historical designs of these beautiful gardens and learn some 3 dimensional stitches to bring your stitched gardens to life!

Suitable for those new to canvaswork embroidery or those interested in design.

Booking to follow

lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 21st October 2017 - Animals in Jacobean Crewelwork embroidery  10.00-4.00
Price: £TBC (materials included)

Taking a close look at animals depicted in historical Jacobean crewelwork, we will look at the styles and stitches used to represent them, then have a go at our own animal inspired design.

Suitable for those new to the crewelwork technique and/or those interested in historical Jacobean crewelwork design.

Booking to follow

 
 
lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 18th November 2017 - Silk ribbon embroidery, festive wreath  10.00-4.00
DSCN9308Price: £TBC (materials included)

Using the beautiful art of 17th Century silk ribbon embroidery, we will create a seasonal winter wreath including ribbon roses, ribbon stitch leaves and ribbon holly leaves, embellished with hand stitching.

Suitable for those new to ribbon embroidery

Booking to follow

 
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Class: Silk shading and Stumpwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Center, Lincoln Castle
Date: 17th June 2017
 
Class: Whitework - Drawn thread
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 20th May 2017
 
Class: Medieval Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 12th May 2017
 
Class:Goldwork Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 22nd April 2017
 
Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
Date: 7th-9th April 2017
 
Class: Silk Shading
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Friday 10th March 2017
 
Class: Crewelwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: Friday 11th  November 2016
 
Class: Blackwork and gold
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: Sunday 6th November 2016
 
Class: Embroidered Samplers
Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University
Date: Saturday 15th October 2016
 
Class: Stumpwork Embroidery
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016
 
Class: Silk shading
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 11th June 2016
 
Class: Goldwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 7th May 2016
 
Class: Jacobean Crewelwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 2nd April 2016
 
Class: Decorative boxes
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 6th March 2016
 
Class: Ribbon work
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 5th March 2016
 
Class: Elizabethan Blackwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date:30th January 2016
 
Class: Patchwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 9th December 2015
 
Class: Shisha emrboidery
Venue: V&A Museum, London
Date: 15th November 2015
 
Class: Embroidered samplers
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 3rd October 2015
 
Class: The Queen Mary Retreat
Venue: The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
Date: 21st September - 27th September 2015
 
Class: Goldwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 25th July 2015
 
Class: Goldwork
Venue: Rufford Abbey
Date: 20th June 2015
 
Class: Crewelwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 23rd May 2015
 
Class: Beginners embroidery
Venue: Rufford Abbey
Date 17th May 2015
 
Class: Creative goldwork
Venue: THe Arnold House, Rugby
Date: 25th April 2015
 
Class: 17th Century stumpwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date:  15th March 2015
 
Class: Shisha embroidery
Venue: The Arnold House, Rugby
Date: 24th January 2015
 
Class: Elizabethan blackwork
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 17th January 2015 
 
Class: Embroidery Samplers
Venue: Lincoln Castle
Date: 29th November 2014 
 
Class: Balckwork Embroidery
Venue: The Arnold House, Rugby
Date: 25th October 2014
 
Class: Stumpwork and silk shading
Venue: Rufford Abbey, Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
Date: 11th/12th October 2014
 
Class:Goldwork embroidery
Venue:The Big Textile Show
Date:Sat 27th September 2014
 
Class: Goldwork embrodiery
Venue: Rufford Abbey Craft Centre, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
Date: 17th August 2014
 
Class: Jacobean embroidery
Venue: Rufford Abbey Carft Centre, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
Date: 19th July 2014
 
Class: Love and symbolism in Stitch, brought to you by the V&A Museum 
Venue: The Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK
Dates: Sat 8th, Sunday 9th March 2014
 
Class: 'Box of delights'
Venue: Arnold House, Rugby
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2013
 
Class: 'The Lady and the Unicorn'
Venue:Arnold House, Rugby
Date:Sunday 4th August 2013
 
Class:'Jewels of the Raj - Indian Shisha Mirror embroidery' 
Venue: Arnold House. Rugby
Date:Sunday May 12th 2013 

November 25th November 2012
'Designing for embroidery'
Tutor: Sarah Homfray
 
Stumpwork creatures of England's woodlands
Tutor: Sarah Homfray
Sunday 18th March 2012
 
Designing for embroidery
Tutor: Sarah HomfraySunday 11th December 2011
  
Indian Embroidery, Shisha Mirror work
Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Sunday 6th November 2011 (1 day)