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Saintfield

County Down

BT24 7AB

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The Linen Biennale Workshop Programme
August Craft Month 2023

Portraits in Stitch Workshop

date - Saturday 5th August 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
cost - £40 per person
suitable for beginners, maximum 6 participants
booking - ring Emma on 07828570837 to reserve your place

In this workshop, you will learn how to translate photographs into line-drawn images for embroidery.

Using foundational embroidery stitches, you will complete your piece on fine Irish linen and learn how to finish it for display in an embroidery hoop.
Your facilitator, Jaele, will help you digitally manipulate the image if necessary.
Keep in mind a larger photograph, e.g. 6 x 4 inches, works best. If you can, bring more than one photograph. All other materials and equipment are provided.

This workshop is suitable for older children if accompanied by an adult.

Workshops take place in the Textile Studio, 1st floor of the building. This floor is only accessible via stairs; please contact us before booking if you have accessibility requirements; we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

Drawn Thread Work Workshop

date - Saturday 19th August 2023 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
cost - £45 per person
suitable for the confident beginner, maximum 6 participants 
booking - ring Emma on 07828570837 to reserve your place

In this workshop, you will learn the techniques of making drawn thread work samples on Irish linen. And then, using your new skills, you will produce a beautiful Irish linen lavender bag. Your facilitator, Lynda, will take you through the process step by step. All materials are provided (colours of linen may vary). Please remember this is close work and may be more challenging for those with visual impairment. However, we will have magnifiers and work lights available if required.

Workshops take place in the Textile Studio, 1st floor of the building. This floor is only accessible via stairs; please contact us before booking if you have accessibility requirements; we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

Bee Embroidery Workshop

date - Saturday 26th August 2023 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
cost - £35 per person
suitable for the confident beginner, maximum 6 participants
booking - ring Emma on 07828570837 to reserve your place

Learn how to embroider this gorgeous summer bee motif. In this workshop, Emma, your facilitator, will teach you the foundational and textural stitches needed to bring your bee buzzing to life on a background of fine Irish linen. All materials are included, and Emma will show you how to finish your work in a wooden embroidery hoop ready for display.

This workshop is suitable for older children if accompanied by an adult.

Workshops take place in the Textile Studio, 1st floor of the building. This floor is only accessible via stairs; please contact us before booking if you have accessibility requirements; we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.


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