Fairy-tale Embroidery with Megan Ivy Griffiths
Saturday 13 May, 11-5, £120 including materials and a light lunch.
Megan Griffiths is a pattern designer, illustrator and embroiderer who studied her Bachelor’s degree at Falmouth University and is now based in the green, glorious Hampshire countryside. She harbours an ardent passion for the beautiful and unusual, and is inspired by whimsical fairy-tales and calm ambles through forests and fields. Her work is a concoction of tenderness, gentility and intricacy. Her stiches tell stories; as a trained illustrator she has been taught to draw, as well as using a pen or pencil, she uses needle and thread to create captivating characters.
In the workshop students will learn how to make a spring flower maiden doll. They will be taught a variety of stitches to embroider a flower crown and add details to their doll using cottons, metallic threads and embroidery silks. Students will have a choice of patterns to follow which will be drawn onto calico, or will be able to create their own design if they wish. After the hand embroidery is finished they will be shown how transform it into a 3d doll. Anyone who does not get round to finishing will be shown the method and given an illustrated guide to take home.
The workshop is suitable for beginners but very basic sewing skills would be useful. A variety of embroidery silks and cottons will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own. Needles, calico, stuffing and embroidery hoops will also be provided. Students will need to bring a small pair of sharp scissors.
8 people per class.
162 Archway Road
Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking after 12 o'clock on Langdon Park Road next to the shop.