Just a quick note wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a stitchful New Year!
It’s that time of year again. How time flys!
The London Embroidery School will be closed for Christmas from Friday 20th Dec 2019 until Friday 3rd Jan 2020.
International expected pre Christmas postage dates have now past and the UK expected pre Christmas deadline looms ever closer at 2pm Wednesday 18th Dec 19. Therfore any orders placed from after these dates will be fulfilled in the new year.
See you in 2020!
Join us this Christmas when we open our Soho studio to a day of festive fun on Saturday the 12th of December from 10am to 6pm.
Learn from start to finish how to make a stunning star to top your tree this year, using an ancient embroidery technique that still looks beautiful today.
Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, or put some old ones to good use, this is the workshop for you!
Taking you through some basic goldwork techniques, the workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who are familiar with the technique, as we work towards making your own top of the tree star that would make anyone proud to bring home.
You can even bring your own personality to your piece by creating your own combination of traditional goldwork techniques and sewing fills that will be demonstrated on the day.
After filling the star with sparkles, you will be shown how to close up and finish your handmade decoration, ready for it’s prime position on top of the tree!
Book now to secure your seat, spaces will be limited! What could be a more unique and individual way to decorate your home than a handmade star using traditional Goldwork techniques?
Helen (2013) – Festive Hoop Decoration
We are back now from the Christmas holidays, hope you had a lovely break too and managed to fit in some festive stitching among the frivolities. So if you have any questions about classes for the new year or would like to make a booking then please get in touch as we are busy planning the classes for the spring now!
Fed up of making the same new years resolutions every year and never making it out of January? Going to have a go at giving up the cigarettes or alcohol or that crazy new diet? Why not try something different this year and make it your resolution to learn a new skill instead? Sounds like a plan I hear you say, so take a look at the courses and classes we have to offer this new year.
We have new dates for the traditional Tambour beading and Goldwork embroidery courses along with the return of the Lace Series due to popular demand. The silk flower making course and the tambour through feathers courses will make a reappearance in the spring as demand dictates.
Also keep an eye out for new classes which are currently in development coming your way later in the year.
And remember we are still open for suggestions if there is something we aren’t teaching that you are desperate to learn from the embroidery world, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Whether your looking for the London experience this Christmas, or are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle we think we have a suggestion to suit you. We’ve picked our favourite exhibitions to visit this holiday season in the hope of inspiring you to get out and about:
The British Museum currently have a great exhibition on called ‘Ming, 50 Years that changed China’ which is now coming to the end if its run as it ends on the 5th Jan but has an abundance of treasures brought together for your viewing pleasure from this exotic province. The artefacts themselves include porcelain, furniture and sculpture but we think that the gold, silk textiles and jewellery are the most inspiring pieces from the collection. They demonstrate of great ancient craftsmanship, with pieces not just from China, but also the regions which they explored during the Ming Dynasty.
If your looking for a little more family friendly fun then try the Museum of London’s ‘A Bear Named Paddington. Charting this much loved characters journey from literature to screen, the exhibition compliments the movie beautifully. Catch it quick as its only on until 4 Jan 2015!
Finally there is the more unusual choice, The London Sewing Machine Museum, quite an obscure little museum that makes a refreshing change from the big museums of central. Located out in Tooting Bec and some what inconveniently only open the first Saturday of the month from 2pm-5pm this place is a veritable Aladdin cave of sewing machines, with 600 on display ranging from 1850 to 1950 some of which have had movie careers or belonged to royalty (Queen Victoria’s eldest daughters sewing machine is in residence).
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