WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023



Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time:10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor:Shelagh Jessop
Historical Stitches: Intro to Wool Embroidery with SMT Plant Dyed Wool Floss - SOLD OUT

Spend a relaxing afternoon learning the basics of wool embroidery (or crewel wool embroidery) with Stuart Moore's Textiles plant dyed wool embroidery floss and fabric. We will cover all of the stitching techniques necessary to create a small embroidered motif inspired by 18th century wool embroidery. Each student with receive all of the materials needed to create a motif in class as well as a free pattern and all of the materials needed to make a large embroidered pin keep (biscornu) at home.

Prerequisite:  Skills required: the ability to read a pattern and follow written and spoken instructions. Any previous embroidery experience is a plus though not required. Not suitable for under 16 year olds.

Skill Level Required:  Beginner

Homework:  None

Questions about the workshop?  Email

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Materials Info

A material fee of $75 will be collected by the instructor using a link that will go live on 9/19/23.  It includes:  (6) 20 yard skeins of SMT wool plant dyed embroidery floss, (3) 10 yard skeins of SMT wool plant dyed embroidery floss, (2) Linen stitching cloth cuts approx. 12" x 12" each, (1) Linen cloth cut approx. 10" x 10, (1) Needle set of two wool embroidery floss needles, (1) Solid brass floss card holder with a screw closure, (1) Frixion pen, (1) Card of white sewing thread, (1) Paper copy of the biscornu pattern top and bottom, (1) Paper copy of sample biscornu pattern, (1) 10" embroidery hoop, and (1) cotton stuffing bag.

Students must bring: n/a

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


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Workshop Fee $125.00


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Other Workshops Available By Shelagh Jessop
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Historical Stitches: Intro to Wool Embroidery with SMT Plant Dyed Wool Floss - SOLD OUT Needlework 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023