A great day stitching and relaxing studying the beautiful vintage embroideries of the past . We then had a go at some of the stitches and patterns . These are to be made up into Lavender bags for the home .
1960,s Visible Mending is our next monthly workshop . To look at further workshops and book please use this link
A brilliant start to the Dutton heritage workshops . We had a relaxing stitching day in the York shop in the amazing Medieval Room. We chatted about the Brontes , the embroidery of the Regency period and made a needle roll in the spirit of Charlotte Brontes darning roll.
Join us for the Old English Patchwork workshop making an English rose pin cushion in March or check out what is on throughout the year. http://duttonsforbuttons.co.uk
“Thank you Helen for a lovely day. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was inspired by your knowledge and enthusiasm. “ Jill Morris
My sister Sarah and her friends had a great afternoon hand embroidering stylised flower and shell designs to hang up in embroidery hoops. It was lovely to see non crafters trying something new and taking home a finished art piece to hang up at home.
If you would like a special party with your friends just let me know .
“Thanks Helen for the wonderful workshop inspired by quilts of the Durham miners wives. It was interesting to learn the history and the worksheets and examples provided an excellent starting point for our own work . Thank you for a enjoyable afternoon” Christine Mason
I have been working with Duttons for Buttons in York to create a historical programme of workshops covering Medieval appliqué to Victorian cross stitch samplers . Workshops are once a month and can be attended on an indiviual basis . Vouchers can be bought as a present for a loved one so they can choose the workshop they would like to do .
The first three are
January 9th -Chunky Yorkshire Knits
Learn about the medieval wool trade of York and use wool to knit a unique designer scarf.
February 6th -Bronte Needle Roll
Sew a needle roll just like Charlotte Bronte’s and study Regency embroidery patterns and designs .
March 20th – Old English Patchwork
Try the addictive craft of paper piecing patchwork creating an English rose pin cushion – the perfect Mothers Day gift.
Price £50 including materials
Book early by emailing York Duttons for Buttons york@@duttonsforbuttons.co.uk or ring 01904632042
“I knew nothing about Vietnamese textiles before today; and I enjoyed seeing your collection. I enjoyed exploring the motifs and interpreting them with different stitches and threads. Thank you Helen “ Stephanie M _ Nidderdale Embroiderers Guild
I had a lovely day teaching a wonderful group of ladies all about Vietnamese textiles (see workshops for details of day ) . Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a relaxing time hand sewing the traditional patterns.
Members of the Nidderdale Embroiderers Guild
Detail of embroidery patterns
Work in progress
These are some of the patterns for you to use in your own work . Click on the picture to view it full size so that you can print it or download it .