SOLD OUT - The Feller Frame - Online Course 2023 (Deposit)
Total price: £3,800 (£500 deposit payable now, balance payable by 13 January 2023)
We invite you to embark on a year-long journey in silk under the expert guidance of Kate Barlow. Beginning in February, two groups students will begin the process of recreating their very own 17th Century silk work frame.
This 13 month course includes 65 hours of formal tuition delivered by Kate Barlow, during which time students will create their very own version of this 17th Century design.
Two sets of dates are offered beginning in February 2023. Check class dates below or by downloading our Course Brochure. You can also see more details of the course on our Feller Mirror Course page.
Class 1 (February): Setting Up
Class 2 (February): Castle
Class 3 (March): Stag & Carnation
Class 4 (April): Bird
Class 5: (May): Leopard & Oak Tree
Class 6 (June): Finishing the top
Class 7 (July): King & Queen
Class 8 (September): King & Queen
Class 9 (October):King & Queen
Class 10 (November):Unicorn & Rose
Class 11 (January 2024): Carnation, Grotto, Snail
Class 12 (February 2024): Lion & Tree
Class 13 (March 2024): Finishing Up
What has become know to us as The Feller Frame is a rare 17th century Silk Work wall mirror which was once part of the renowned Feller Collection accumulated by Micheál & Elizabeth Feller.
The exquisite embroidery is stitched exclusively in silk and is the ideal subject of study for those who wish to perfect their silk shading. We have spend just over a year preparing the course and are now ready to release limited placed for a 2023 start.
We hope that those who choose to enrol, will truly love the experience; that it will not only transform your stitching, but make 2023 a year of focused creativity, community, and artistry as you create your very own frame.
Accesss to the course will be via Zoom. A link will be sent to you ahead of each class. Each session will be recorded and made available to the group. You will have lifetime access to these recordings.
Monthly on Fridays beginning at 10am-4pm UK time
Class 1 (17 February): Setting Up
Class 2 (24 February): Castle
Class 3 (24 March): Stag & Carnation
Class 4 (21 April): Bird
Class 5: (19 May): Leopard & Oak Tree
Class 6 (23 June): Finishing the top
Class 7 (28 July): King & Queen
Class 8 (22 September): King & Queen
Class 9 (27 October): King & Queen
Class 10 (17 November): Unicorn & Rose
Class 11 (26 January 2024): Carnation, Grotto, Snail
Class 12 (23 February 2024): Lion & Tree
Class 13 (22 March 2024): Finishing Up
Monthly on Saturdays beginning at 3pm-9pm UK time
Class 1 (18 February): Setting Up
Class 2 (25 February): Castle
Class 3 (25 March): Stag & Carnation
Class 4 (22 April): Bird
Class 5: (20 May): Leopard & Oak Tree
Class 6 (24 June): Finishing the top
Class 7 (29 July): King & Queen
Class 8 (23 September): King & Queen
Class 9 (28 October): King & Queen
Class 10 (18 November): Unicorn & Rose
Class 11 (27 January 2024): Carnation, Grotto, Snail
Class 12 (24 February 2024): Lion & Tree
Class 13 (23 March 2024): Finishing Up
1. What will I receive?
You will receive all embroidery materials necessary to complete the mirror frame.
You will receive your first materials pack, which will include all materials for the first few sessions, in February 2023. You will then receive subsequent packages as and when needed throughout the 13 month course.
Each student will also receive (with their first package) a pack with all the materials required to prepare and mount the silk onto the slate frame, which you will do together in very first session with Kate.
2. What else will I need?
A 24 inch (61 cm) Slate Frame will be required to take part in the course. We are aware that some of you will already have this size of frame but for those who wish to purchase one, we will be sending a list of suppliers in the UK and America.
1. Will the course include a finishing session?
Yes, a finishing session will be offered at an appropriate time at the end of the course so that all those who wish to can finish their work as a mounted embroidery ready for framing or adding to the velvet covered frame (see next question).
2. Will there be a replica green velvet outer frame available to finish the piece?
Yes, we are working with a carpenter and joiner to reproduce an accurate replica of the outer surround featured on the original piece. These frames will be finished in green pure silk velvet as shown in the original.
Each silk outer frame will be made to order and be available to towards the end of the course. Unfortunately we cannot yet quote the final price for this outer frame. As usual, we will make this as reasonably priced as possible.
3. What kind of ground fabric will we be using?
We will be stitching on to a 100% silk dupion.
4. Will a payment plan be offered for the course?
A deposit of £500 is required to book your place. The balance of £3,300 will then be due by 13 January 2023.
Due to the nature of the course we are unable to offer long term payment plans, but as always we do try to be flexible so please do get in touch with Laura at email@example.com if you would like to discuss this.
Anyone in the UK is able to use Klarna, our split payment service which allows you to pay over 3 installments. Select to use this service at check out.
5. What level of experience is required to take part in the course?
This course is not suitable for beginner embroiderers. It is not necessary to have worked with silk floss before but this, of course, is beneficial.
6. How many students will there be in each class?
There will be a maximum of 20 students in each class.
7. Will the Feller design be released as a kit or recorded class?
For the foreseeable future this design will not be released in any other way than described here.
The Zoom classes that take place during the course will be recorded but they will only be made available to students taking part in the class.
8. Will access to the recordings be limited?
You will have lifetime access to the recordings.
9. Are alternative timezones offered for the course?
Group 1 will take place between the hours of 10am and 4pm UK time.
Group 2 will take place between the hours of 3pm and 9pm UK time.
Packages will be sent by express delivery at appropriate times during the course. Shipping is included.
Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on this course once a deposit has been placed.