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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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 18th November 2017 - Silk ribbon embroidery, festive wreath  10.00-4.00
Ribbonwork feastive wreath framedPrice: £65 (materials included)

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

Suitable for those new to ribbon embroidery.

To book click here

 
v&a
 
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
 
Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Opus Anglicanum  10.30-4.30
Opus Green ManPrice: £74-£92 (materials included)

Sarah returns to the V&A for this one day workshop to share skills outlined in Embroidery: A Makers Guide (Thames & Hudson / V&A Publishing), a new practical book containing 15 step-by-step projects inspired by museum pieces from around the world. In this class, you will try your hand at the Opus Anglicanum medieval embroidery technique. Sarah will guide you step by step through this Green Man design, working split stitch fillings, surface couching and underside couching.
All materials provided, suitable for beginners.

Booking now open! Click here


lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Saturday 17th February 2018 - 17th Century stumpwork  10.00-4.00
Dragonfly frame onlyPrice: £TBC (materials included)
 
Stumpwork is a 17th Century embroidery technique where elements are raised above the surface fabric using various different techniques. We will look a few of these including padding and wired shapes to make this little stumpwork dragonfly. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to practice their skills.
 
Booking coming soon
 

 
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Eternal Embroidery
Quorn, Leicestershire
 
Thursday 1st March 2018 - Medieval Opus Anglicanum embroidery  10.00-4.00
Hedgehog kit cover imagePrice: £TBC (materials included)
 
In this class we will look at the Opus Anglicanum medieval embroidery technique. Sarah will guide you step by step through this 'Hedgehog in the Grapevine' design, working split stitch fillings, surface couching and underside couching.

Booking to follow

 

lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Friday 20th April 2018 - 'Jewels of the Raj' - Shisha embroidery  10.00-4.00
Square shisha mirror samplerPrice: £TBC (materials included)

Learn the history behind this sumptuous embroidery technique using mirrors and then have a go at your own shisha sampler, learning how to hold the mirrors in place and stitch around them securely. We we also incorporate some surface stitches unique to this technique.

Suitable for those new to shisha mirror embroidery.

Booking to follow


lincoln heritage-centre
 
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
 
Friday 27th July 2018 - Steampunk goldwork embroidery 10.00-4.00
Steampunk partsPrice: £TBC (materials included)

Mixing traditional techniques with new, make your very own piece of steampunk and goldwork embroidery to turn into a brooch or sew on patch as you wish! We will use original watch parts and traditional goldwork embroidery techniques to make a truly unique piece.

Suitable for those new to embroidery and interested in steampunk!

Booking to follow

 
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Class: Animals in Jacobean embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 21st October 2017
 
Class: Stitching retreat - Illuminated letters
Venue:Kingcombe Centre, Toller Percorum, Dorchester
Date: 29th September-7th October 2017
 
Class: Elizabethan Knot Gardens
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 16th September 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 15th July 2017
 
Class: Silk shading and Stumpwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, 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)