STITCHING MASTER CLASSES
Having just had a major tidy up of all my stitch and technique records – about time too! – I realised just what a wonderful resource of all the types of needlepoint that I and you as my students enjoy.
As a result I shall be offering a series of Master Classes in some of the most popular subjects. Each day will concentrate on one technique covering a little history and all the known variations. It will also explore good use as repeating patterns, borders for cushions, upholstery (where appropriate) and other ideas. In certain cases my collection of antique material and reference books will be used.
During the day, armed with the specially prepared folder, each student will make stitch records of the patterns and ideas that appeal to them most.
Canvas of the mesh they prefer will be prepared and an exciting range of threads for selection will be include in the class fee. There will be guidance as to what type of thread works well on their Master Class so if they wish to bring some of their own threads that is fine.
The initial Classes will be:
Florentine/Hungarian/Bargello – Thursday 16 May 2019
Will cover repeat designs both small and large, 4-way designs, diagonal designs, reversed designs, borders and creating your very own pattern.
Exciting Backgrounds – Wednesday 22 May 2019
We all think we know Basket weave tent but I am quite certain there will be some tips to improve your work. There will be a series of solid (full cover) and lacy backgrounds. Discussion as to colours that enhance the main design and the possibility of using different stitches/scale/colour in and outside a frame on a large piece.
Patterned Darning – Thursday 27th June 2019
A favourite with Victorian young ladies teaching them to repair linens and household goods but all the same remarkably attractive and useful for many occasions to-day. Besides history and the special techniques needed (different from any other I can think of) there will be examples of horizontal, vertical and diagonal patterns, how to look at traditional patterns and execute them in pattern darning and borders.
The price of each day to include instruction folder, canvas of chose, coffee and light lunch will be £65.50 If two classes are booked and paid for together it will be £110.00 saving £20.00
Should the idea of one of these classes appeal to you but the dates not suit please let me know as, being a completely new series, I can let you know of similar events in the future.
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Anna Pearson Needlepoint Design
Autumn / Winter Classes in London
FULL DAY CLASSES
Download the Autumn Class Programme; please register your interest as classes fill quickly
Full Day classes in London run 10.30 – 4 and include coffee, lunch with a glass of wine
Class fees £55 per day; Discount for multiple classes booked.
New students should attend a minimum of two lessons
Full day Classes, £55 for a single day; £140 for any three booked and paid for together; please ask for other combinations! New projects at listed prices.
SPECIAL OFFER If a group (minimum 4) would like to come on another day Anna should be happy to try and arrange to suit.
TRIPS TO ITALY 2019 full details can be sent
Tuscany May 2019 TBA
Calabria September 2019 TBA