Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · NOW ONLINE IN 2021!

Jo Butcher​

Jo Butcher

United Kingdom

Jo creates intricately stitched artworks inspired by her love of flowers, from her studio in Somerset, England. Whether it is quintessentially British gardens, wild flower meadows, individual blooms or the architectural forms of seed heads, she aims to capture them in her distinctive style. Jo regularly exhibits in galleries and The Country Living Fair in London and Royal Horticultural Society Shows throughout the UK.

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Jo’s exquisite fine art transfers beautifully to the textile medium.

Jo's Festival Workshops

11 July 2021

Create a natural plant form with the structural overlapping Fennel plants, with their grey stalks and yellow flower heads. Learn effective embroidery techniques stitches appropriate for depicting nature, this confidence giving workshop will inspire and inform your own future designs.

Practical information

Length: 1 day
Level: Beginner

Class fee: £195
Kit: £36

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric of printed Cotton/linen, instructions, needles, DMC stranded cotton threads

Techniques: 
Surface Embroidery

Equipment required: 
9 x 16 inch stretcher bar frames (or equivalent). Prepared frames are available for £16

Design size:
30 x 12 cm (12 x 5 in)

Fabric size:
42 x 25 cm (17 x 10 in)

Summer Border

12-13 July 2021

Embroider this garden scene with Hollyhocks, Delphiniums, Larkspur and Daisies against a blue sky. Jo’s mastery of delicate plant forms will inform the budding or experienced artist. Learn effective embroidery techniques and stitches and be inspired and equipped to create your own future artworks in stitch.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £390
Kit: £45

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric of printed cotton/linen, instructions, needles, DMC stranded cotton threads.

Techniques: 
Surface Embroidery

Equipment required:
8 inch hoop or 8 inch stretcher bar frames

Design size:
12 m² (5 in²)

Fabric size:
25 x 25 cm (10 x 10 in)

Spring Flower Wreath

15-16 July 2021

A pretty wreath of interlaced Daisies, Forget-me-nots and Thyme. A perfect design for a ring pillow, a decoration or a framed art work. Layers of stitches in a fun friendly class create a design with detail and charm.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £390
Kit: £40

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric of printed cotton/linen, instructions, needles, DMC stranded cotton threads.

Techniques: 
Surface Embroidery

Equipment required: 
8 inch hoop or 8 inch stretcher bar frames

Design size:
14 cm² (5 ½ in²)

Fabric size:
25 x 25 cm (10 x 10 in)