Two Birds and a Squirrel Online Course
The Feller Frame
Bought recently at auction to add to our private collection, this late 19th/early 20th /Century design fascinated Phillipa because of it's unsual colour choices, the variety and delicacy of the features, and the multicultural influences which have been Anglefied in this charming scene.
During this 10 session course, spread over 12 months, students will, under the expert guidance of Phillipa Turnbull, firstly create their own two stitch large samplers, experimenting with colour, stitch technique, and then, when they are confident and happy with their choices, will continue to progress and add to their final masterpiece, creating this design in their unique style.
Students will initially be supplied with a large colour palette of Appleton's crewel wools, printed linen of the two samplers and of the design, needles, blank stitch charts to fill as they progress, and later additional wool and silk threads, depending on the choices they make during the course.
This special course will be led by an equally special tutor. Kate's professionalism, attention to detail, skill as an educator, and knowledge and artistry as an embroiderer, make her the perfect choice to lead this silk work masterclass.
A Journey in Silk
Stitched entirely in silk, the Feller Mirror is the ideal subject of study for those wishing to perfect their silk work technique.
Kate will guide students through each design in turn, exploring technique, materials, colour, and design.
Design Dimensions: 55 x 40 cm (22 x 16 in)
Fabric Dimensions: 65 x 50 cm (25 x 20 in)
A Shared Experience
Each group will have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other, share their work, celebrate each other's sucesses and above all, have fun!
We hope that those who do 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 heirloom.
◆ 65 hours of tuition with Kate Barlow
◆ Ongoing support throughout via Whatsapp & our Private Facebook Group
◆ Pre-printed silk fabric, backing fabric & practice piece
◆ All threads, beads & needles (delivered in 3 packages)
◆ Stitch & colour charts
◆ Lifetime access to class recordings
◆ Private student space to share ideas
◆ Materials for setting up a Slate Frame (tape, threads, needles etc)
◆ Finishing Class (with optional purchase of a replica green velvet surround)
Group 1 - 10am-4pm UK time - commences Friday 17 February 2023
Group 2 - 3pm-9pm UK time - commences Saturday 18 February 2023
Prior embroidery experience is required.
Some experience with silk floss is beneficial but not a requirement.
Max class size: 20 students