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Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by 1830s Shawl Collar


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Royal School of Needlework Tutor Lisa Bilby will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at the Fashion Museum Bath on Saturday 7 July 2018. The class is suitable for all levels and is based on a whitework embroidered fine cotton collar from the 1830s, which is on display at the Fashion Museum.

In the class you will learn how to recreate a detail from this beautiful shawl collar in delicate whitework stitches typical of fine Ayrshire embroidery. Working with cotton thread on cotton fabric, you will use padded satin stitch, pulled work and eyelets. You will also have an opportunity to view the shawl at the Fashion Museum as part of the exhibition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.

The class kit, available to buy on the day for £30 (cash only), will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.

The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm and all attendees must be comfortable climbing stairs. The class takes place in the Fashion Museum Study Facilities, which is on the first floor of the Assembly Rooms. The class includes a ticket to the Fashion Museum, valid for a month from the date of the class. Book now.