Embroidery workshop preparation

Dragon head in Parma embroideryGetting ready to run a class or workshop has always been enjoyable. Researching the history of a type of embroidery, and working samples to help students see the possibilities, is very satisfying.

Parma embroidery features in my next workshop in a few weeks. I included it in a workshop back in 2013 when I covered several techniques in one day. This time we have the whole time to explore it so we will also think about the use of the stitches and design elements in less traditional ways. I’m looking forward to seeing the different interpretations by the the group as they develop their own use of Parma embroidery.

By the way, there is still one place available on the day if you want to join us: details here.

Sign for Textiles East FairThis weekend I dropped off some pieces that will be in an exhibition by the Eastern Region Textile Forum. It takes place as part of the Textiles East Fair on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February. This looks as though it will be well worth attending – many different exhibitors, guilds, traders and demonstrations.