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A Spitalfields Christmas

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School of Textiles

No.14 Market Hill

Coggeshall

CO6 1TS

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TWO DAY WORKSHOP: space limited to 8
Inspired by the early eighteenth century Christmas decorations in the Dining Room at Denis Severs' House in Spitalfields, London, we have invited the incredible miniaturist, Nicola Carr of At Home with Mrs Hogarth to create this special festive event for the School of Textiles.

This beautiful Christmas stitched textile scene will incorporate festive decorations and ornaments, lit by tiny battery-operated lights, resulting in a sumptuous and sparkling centrepiece for your wall or mantlepiece. The workshop is suitable for adults of all levels – though it requires manual dexterity.

By combining simple embroidery techniques borrowed from gold work, together with appliqué, beadwork and a variety of mixed media 1/12 scale dolls’ house miniatures, you will embellish an A3-sized background picture that has been pre-printed on Shantung silk and mounted in a frame.

Nicola will share her expertise and discuss the Christmas traditions of the eighteenth century over the two days and how her love of dolls’ houses, miniatures and the influences of stumpwork embroidery inspired her to design this unique textile object.


The frame, silk background, lighting, beads, gold and other threads and a variety of miniature embellishments are all included.

Participants should bring a selection pack of needles to the workshop, and small craft scissors. If you wear glasses for close-up work, please don’t forget them!

Optionally - please bring pins, a thimble, beading needles and embroidery scissors if you have them. If you would like to cover the supplied frame with decorative paper, please bring a sheet of your choice in wrapping-paper size.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Spaces limited to 8
Saturday 17th November 10am to 4pm and Sunday 18th November 10am to 4pm
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