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Embroider a design by celebrated textile artist Lora Avedian, inspired by the classic Morris & Co Fruit wallpaper found in Sambourne House.

We will be looking at a combination of traditional embroidery stitches including french knots, stem, couching, and blanket stitches, combined with appliqued materials. Each student will come away having learnt the above embroidery stitches, and how to apply them to the embroidery pattern. With a beautiful kit included with the class, your finished artwork could be hung on a wall as an ornamental piece or used domestically to create a decorative pillow for example.

The kit, which will be posted to you in advance of the workshop, will include:

One cotton/linen tea towel with printed design

Embroidery threads

Pre-cut leaf applique material

One embroidery needle

Stitch technique guide

Embroidery hoop

To guarantee full dedication from Lora and create an intimate class atmosphere places are extremely limited.

Multidisciplinary artist and designer Lora Avedian focuses her practice on textiles and embroidery. She is influenced by nature and inspired by a broad range of historical art and design, including costume and ceramics as well as ancient objects in relation to her Armenian ancestry. Lora uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern artefacts, which look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall. She favours slow processes, focusing on short run and bespoke projects.

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