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Bobbin around the Christmas Tree

Christmas Textile Workshop with Dorothy Ronaldson.

  • Starts 10 Dec
  • 60 British pounds
  • Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre

Available spots

Service Description

Join us for a very special Christmas Textile Workshop. Ideal for those special Christmas gifts and cards. Suitable for those fairly new to stitch and those with more experience. Date: Tuesday 10th December Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm We provide tea, coffee, biscuits and mince pies, but please bring a packed lunch. About Dorothy’s workshop A fun and festive day with lots of delicious materials to play with.  Sudbury silk brocade and velvet, vintage lace and nuno felted pieces are arranged to  create a collage which is then embellished with hand stitch. For example chain stitch, french and bullion knots, herringbone and trellis stitch. Beads and trinkets can be added.  All processes and stitches will be demonstrated and there will be lots of samples for inspiration.  The finished piece can be wired and backed before mounting in a vintage bobbin or if preferred the composition can be made into an extra special Christmas card.  The following materials will be provided for you:  Very firm iron on interfacing  Silk brocade and silk velvet  Vintage lace  A range of hand embroidery threads including satin and metallic  Beads and trinkets  Wire  Felt for backing  Fine ribbon  Blank cards for mounting  Wooden bobbins  You need to bring:  - Fabric and thread cutting scissors  - Crewel needles medium size and smaller for beading but don’t worry if this is difficult I will have a selection  - If you have beads and or trinkets you would like to include please bring along  - Also if you have wooden bobbins feel free to bring  These items can be sourced from specialist stockists such as Lingards in Sudbury or various online sources. This workshop is an introduction to a new and exciting medium, which hopefully will inspire you to explore the further possibilities at home. What to wear Comfortable clothing that you would not mind getting paint on or an apron. Access The course takes place in the upper gallery which is not suitable for wheelchair access. SPACES ARE LIMITED ON OUR COURSES. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Places on our courses will be allocated on a first come, first served basis once payment has been received. Completing the application form without also making payment does not reserve a place on the course. All applicants must pay after submitting their form to guarantee a place on their chosen course. Refunds and Cancellations Cancellations are permitted up to one week before the start of a course, subject to a £25 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 72 hours before the start of a course. Students who do not attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments do not have the right to a refund. Access The workshop takes place in the upper gallery which is not suitable for wheel chair access. Please notify the Gallery if participants have physical disabilities or special learning needs. Tell us about your needs in confidence by or by phone 01787 376796. Safety Aerosol fixative sprays and smoking are not permitted in the building. The use of mobile telephones, radios, personal stereos is not allowed. Please take care of your belongings at all times and never leave valuables unattended. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for the loss of participants’ belongings. Participants must make sure that they take all work and belongings away at the end of the class. Disclaimer The information given in this leaflet is accurate at the time of publication. However, the Mill Tye Gallery reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require it. Please contact us if you are experiencing any issues.

Contact Details

  • Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0GW, UK

    + 01787 376796

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