ONLINE Raised Embroidery (Stumpwork): Poppy Brooch - Tues 5th October 2021 at 10am
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service of this workshop for 30 days. Please note that the follow up session is not recorded.
Tues 5th October 10am - 11:30am workshop demo
Tues 19th October 10am - 11am follow up session and Q&A
This LivePlus™ online workshop is ideal for beginners and improvers.
In this introduction to raised embroidery, Faith will show you how to use wire and fabric to form the parts needed to produce a three-dimensional brooch. This will give you the skills required to be able to produce other flowers of your own design that can be used in future projects.
During the workshop you will be shown how to use wire around the edge of your shape to form a leaf and petals. Each piece will be cut out and embroidery stitches used to form the individual elements. These will then be put together, along with a ribbon covered bead to form a poppy design. Finally, a brooch bar will be added to the back, to make it into a wearable brooch.
You won’t need to have your materials ready whilst watching the live demonstration, it is a time to watch, ask and learn. After the demo you will be sent a link to the recording, which you can watch as many times as you wish for thirty days.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- An introduction to raised embroidery - using wire and fabric to form a three-dimensional object
- Ribbon wrapped beads
- Turkey rug stitch
- Buttonhole stitch
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
Faith has created a kit to accompany this workshop which will be available to UK based students for £7 plus P&P. Details of how to order will be supplied after booking.
If you wish to source your own materials, you will need:
- Red and green cotton fabric (quilting fabric is ideal). Sufficient to put a double layer in your embroidery hoop.
- No. 10 embroidery needle
- No. 22 chenille needle
- Fine paper covered wires (28 gauge is ideal) - 3 required, approximately 35cm or 14” long. These can be in any colour as they will be covered, but green makes it easier to cover the stem.
- Crewel wool in black (less than one skein required)
- Stranded cotton in green and red to match fabric (less than one skein of each required)
- One round wooden bead approximately 12mm with a large central hole (if you don’t want to wrap your bead you can use a round black bead of your choice)
- Black ribbon to wrap bead
- Small brooch bar findings (approximately 2cm or ¾”)
- Small amount of felt or similar (enough to cut out a 2.5cm or 1” circle. This will be on the back so doesn’t need to colour match exactly)
All students will also need the following equipment:
- Erasable marker pen to draw around template
- 5” embroidery hoop
- Wire cutters to snip wire
- Sharp embroidery scissors (or small pointed scissors to cut out leaf and petals)
Links to suppliers
The following are available from haberdashery shops, Hobbycraft or Amazon.
- Black ribbon
- Erasable marker pen
- Stranded cotton
- Brooch bar findings
- Crewel wool (not Hobbycraft)
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery scissors
Paper covered wires are available for cake decorating suppliers, florists or Amazon. Hobbycraft also have a small selection.
Wooden bead from bead shops or Amazon.