An Introduction to Embroidery: Botanical Wreaths with Ciara Callaghan

One Day Creative Course

A floral wreath embroidery.
Photograph by Ciara Callaghan

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Includes a 30 minute lunch break


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join artist tutor Ciara Callaghan in this one-day introductory course to embroidery. Learn techniques including how to transfer an image onto your fabric ready to embroider, how to prepare your fabric in a hoop, basic foundation embroidery stitches, and how to use these stitches, all working towards building your own botanical wreath.

In the six hours we would look at how to transfer an image onto fabric, how to prepare a hoop, learn some basic embroidery stitches and take home a project which they participants have started and have learnt the skills to complete in their own time.

Students will leave with a sampler of different stitches and a seasonal wreath embroidery.

What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. Students will have access to fabric, scissors, needles, thread and embroidery hoops. Students are encouraged to bring any threads and fabrics of their choice, but this is not required.

Each participant will take home a hoop, embroidery threads and needles to continue their work at home.

Art Studio, accessible only by stairs.

Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.

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