You will be welcomed to the workshop with some delicious home made cake and coffee/tea. We'll chat about hand embroidery, taking in some inspiring books , as well as hand embroidered arte facts and other interesting items. I will teach you some basic stitches, before getting stuck into your chosen project, which is yours to take home at the end. Your beautiful work will be framed, why not use it as a gift to a friend or loved one? It could be a perfect wedding or birthday gift. Now it's time to get creative! Be inspired by an explosion of coloured threads and a wide array of templates, catering for all abilities! Once you've made your selection, sit down and immerse yourself in the peaceful world of embroidery, chat, relax, have fun and make some new friends. Everyone will get whatever help they need. I'l also make sure that you finish on time, and that you'll be very proud of your end result. For those of you that are visiting Highgate for the first time, I can also point you in the direction of the best local attractions: why not visit Highgate Cemetery or Kenwood House? Leafy Highgate Village with its many pubs and coffee shops is also well worth a visit
I'm Carin, from Sweden originally. Sewing, embroidery and craft are part of our cultural heritage: in my country, nearly every home has a sewing machine. I've been sewing all my life: a skill which has been very useful in all my creative careers: I started off as an actress/puppeteer and costume maker at Theatre Morianen in Malmo. On moving to London, I obtained a degree in Visual Design & Display (Harvey Nichols were a key client). My current passion is a modern take on embroidery. I teach both as a workshop leader (eg Wigmore Hall, St Michael's Highgate, The Swedish School) and privately.
home made cakes, fruit, tea, coffee, juice, water. Please let me know of any food allergies.
needles, embroidery thread and hoops, fabric. All materials/eqiupment that are needed for the workshop.
This pop up sewing workshop is held in Aylmer, which is a rustic and charming gin bar located next door to Forget Me Not Vintage furniture shop, in London's Highgate. The closest tube stations are Highgate or East Finchley, both on Northern Line, High Barnet Branch. Once you booked your place I'll email you precise directions.
10月16日 水曜日 10:00～14:00