Introducing raised embroidery techniques

Explore traditional stumpwork techniques as the tutor demonstrates stitches and needlelace, gives advice on thread use and suggestions about colour and design. The abundance of textures and colours found in West Dean Garden is used as inspiration for creating your own unique design.

Ability: Beginners/Intermediate
The minimum time required to watch and respond to the video content and complete the tasks is 9 hours. The tutor also recommends how you can develop your work further so that you can continue to use the skills acquired on this course for future projects. Six months of online access to all of the course content.
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Superbly presented course with easy to follow modules that you can dip in and out of.
Louise, December 2022


Fleur Oakes

Fleur is a lacemaker and three-dimensional embroiderer and has worked widely in the fashion and textile arts. With both a fine art and design background she has designed textiles for couture houses as well as producing her own corset range.

Fleur is also a member of The Art Worker’s Guild. Here she has a role in the ongoing promotion of the importance of craft in society. As part of a recent fellowship with the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Research Institute (VARI) she explored new ways to focus on their collections through the perspective of the craftsmen who made the objects.

Fleur's work all stems from close observation of natural structures, the colours of leaf and stone and a deep connection with the natural world. 

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