Pippa has always been inspired by the natural world, which surrounds her in her rural Wiltshire home. She brings this love to life in her delicately crafted needlework designs. Her passion is to create 3 dimensional designs, which leave the viewer wondering if they are looking at an embroidery or the real thing. You can read our full interview with Pippa here.
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UK timezone: 4-6 May 2022 (9am-3pm UK time)
N.American timezone: 11-13 May 2022 (4-10pm UK time)
Inspired by the Violas that grow in my garden this class will work to create a 3D wearable Viola Hairpin. It will use Stumpwork techniques to create the shape, discussing what fabrics are best to use, double sided embroidery and using wire to create structure. It will also involve finishing in the form of learning how to attach the finished flower to a pre-made hairpin.
The class will also cover the topic of thread painting and combining thread shades together to give a painterly look to the finished product.
Day 1 – Setting up frame, binding hoop, wiring up, thread painting intro
Day 2 – Thread painting, double sided stitching, embroidering piece.
Day 3 – Finishing embroidery, cutting out, mounting on pin.
Length: 3 days
Class fee: £520 including kit
Workshop Pack Includes:
Gold plated hairpin, 7 DMC Cotton Threads, Wire, Voile, Hoop, Binding Tape, Booklet, Needles, Template, Felt
3D embroidery, Wiring up, Double Sided Embroidery, Thread Painting, Button Hole Stitch, Couching Down
Equipment requirements: Hoop stand, Lighting, Magnifying Glass if wanted, scissors, fine liner marker pen
6 x 6 cm (2¼ x 2¼ in)
This class is inspired by the Parasol Mushroom which can often be found in woodlands and grassy areas.
This class incorporates a range of traditional and more modern Stumpwork techniques and is worked in stages to make it manageable. The final piece will be mounted into a beautiful wooden frame ready to hang on the wall.
It is an interesting way to study both Stumpwork techniques and an amazing natural object!