Learn the fascinating art of Blackwork embroidery on our informal one day course.
Located in the historic border city of Carlisle on the edge of the stunning North Cumbrian Lake District, our Essential Blackwork Embroidery course makes an ideal gift for a friend or loved one and can easily be combined with a weekend break.
Blackwork is mainly a counted stitch technique, so is very popular with cross stitch
Our Essential Blackwork Embroidery course is a great way to explore this wonderful art and is suitable for complete beginners or more experienced embroiderers wishing to add more stitch techniques to their repertoire.
This ancient form of embroidery became very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries but with the array of threads available to us today, the techniques have become a very valuable tool to the embroiderer.
- You will learn about the history and application of Blackwork embroidery.
- How to use graduated thread thicknesses and design to create shading.
- How to read and even create your own charts.
- Learn a range of stitches which will give you a good foundation for most designs.
Upon completion of this course you will have the necessary skills to attempt
projects on your own.
We keep delegate numbers limited to 10 to allow plenty of tutor contact time.
Course dates: To suit you. (Min 3 people required).
Venue: Fun2Do. 21 Scotch Street, Carlisle. CA3 8PY or your own venue.
Course Fee: £38 per person
Disabled access: Sorry, there is no lift to the first floor training room.
Time: 10.0am – 4.00pm
Places available: 10
Certificate – Yes
Tutor: Maire Curtis
All materials necessary to complete our cheeky little toadstool design.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits.
You will be able to borrow ring frames and scissors on the day.
If you need magnifiers, we suggest you bring what you are used to.
Basic skills required
No previous skill is required.
Cancellation / Refund
Cancellations must be made more than 7 days in advance. We will refund the course fee less a £25 deposit.
In some cases, where we are able to give your place to somebody else at short notice, we will also refund your deposit less a £5 administration charge but we cannot guarantee that this can be achieved.
We reserve the right to cancel a course. Should this unlikely event be necessary, we will refund all fees or offer an alternative date if suitable.