Thursday 22nd June 2017
Venue: Chawton House Library
10.30am – 12.00pm, with additional afternoon workshop if sufficient demand.
Back by popular demand, join us for this unique opportunity to get hands on with history and learn how to embroider a handkerchief using rare eighteenth-century patterns from the long-running monthly Lady’s Magazine (1770-1832). Led by Royal School of Needlework graduate Charlotte Bailey, you will learn, or be given opportunities to develop, historical needlework skills by working on one or two motifs using three simple stitches (stem, satin and French knot). All materials are provided, and even though you will not be able to finish your work in the hour-long workshop, you can complete it at home.
Charlotte Bailey is a freelance hand-embroidery artist (convinced she was born in the wrong time period!) with a passion for historical technique combined with contemporary application. She graduated from the Royal School of Needlework where she also had the privilege to work on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress. During her time working at prestigious London-based ateliers Hand and Lock she also worked on fashion commissions from Louis Vuitton and Mary Katrantzou.
Tickets: £25 including materials.
To book, call us on 01420 541010 or book online here (subject to Eventbrite booking fee).