We have been a little slow releasing the details of last month’s winner, but we are delighted to share with you the stunning work of Gwendoline Burel who submitted her image of this butterfly she embroidered which we just thought was fab!
In particular the use of the silver plate really adds weight to the design and holds it own against the beads.
She also has a few in progress images on her instagram if you would like to check out her process and other lovely things she has made.
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😍 Totally in love with these silk threads 😍 @gwendoline_burel Level 4 "Années 40# Design @ecolelesage Soie ovale (Blue) @auverasoie Soie d'Alger (Pink) @auverasoie Thank you #auverasoie for this quality of threads ! It's a great plaisure to work with them 😍 #embroidery#handembroidery#silk#organza#sequins#broderiedart#broder#embroideryartist#embroideryarts#artwork#hautecouture#lesbrodeusesparisiennes#savoirfaire#broderieluneville#broderiesmain#lesage#bordado#paris#ecolelesage#silkthread#brodeuse#flowers#ricamo#training#
If you would like to show us some of your own work following on from one of our classes or using or materials, tag us in your post using the hashtag #londonembroideryschool for the chance to be November’s student of the month.
We have now released Beginners Couture Beading course dates for 2016. This additional Covent Garden Location is fully wheelchair accessible.
Fulfil those New Year’s Resolutions and develop a new skill, by learning the basics required to bead like a couture embroiderer!
Seven Dials Club is located at 42 Earlham Street in Covent Garden. This new venue is suitable for wheelchair users, if you have any questions regards other requirements please give us a call or an email. We hope to host a few classes a year so if you can’t make these dates we can pre-book for future dates also.
This course will be taking place on Wednesdays the 10th of February, 24th of February and 9th of March at the normal time of 6:30pm to 8:30pm and is open to everyone. We will continue to hold the majority of our classes at our Soho studio unless specifically specified as with this particular course.
Throughout the three classes, you will learn how to make the essential tambour chain stitches, and will progress to beads and sequins as the course progresses.
Book now to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Kate Jenkins opened up her unique fish mongers at the Knitting and Stitching show in Alexandra Palace this October. What made her fish shop so unique was that it was entirely made from knitting and crocheting!
The whole collection took Kate Jenkins a total of 9 months to complete, and at a first glance looks exceptionally realistic. The textile fish counter even made it into the Waitrose Weekend Paper!
As admirers of her work it was natural to purchase one of her artworks, and went for the Ortiz Sardine Tin. The package came with a card signed by Kate Jenkins herself! A nice personal touch and a great piece of artwork for the studio!
Last week, the Knitting and Stitching show was on at Alexandra palace from the 5th to the 9th of October. Norwegian knitting sensations, Arne and Carlos opened the show that 10am on the Wednesday of the 7th of October.
Not only was there hundreds of craft – based retailers to browse (or treat yourself in), there were around 200 workshops available to take part in! Including dressmaking, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting and more, whether you wanted to learn something new or brush up on old skills.
One exhibitor that caught our eye was the RSN degree stand with their embroidered sieves, turning a conventional kitchen utensil into unusual, contemporary textile art.
For those who needed a break from the crowds, there was a tea room located in the stunning Londesborough Room, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Overall the atmosphere of the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace this year was exceptional, we can’t wait for next year!
It would seem that you are all chomping at the bit to learn some beautiful new skills this new year as our places are filling up fast. So much so that we have now released the new dates for some of our most popular courses which can be found on our home page. Here are our new releases:
The Lace Series- March/April Dates: 4th March, 18th March and 1st April
The Silk Flower Making Course- April dates: 8th April, 15th April and 29th April
The Beginners Couture Beading Course (Tambour)- April/May Dates: 22nd April, 6th May and 20th May
If you’d like to join our little stitching community, book your place now before they all go! Don’t miss out!!!