• Creative Hand Embroidered Gardens for Beginners - Tutor Linda Robinson 8 week course
    06/03/2019 - 01/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Booking Information: Please book your place online. Payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. Please call the shop asap if you prefer not to pay online to guarantee your place on 01995 603363. Please be aware that your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.
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About The Workshop:

Eight weeks of thread indulgence and learning lovely hand embroidery stitches.  Step by step instructions will show you how to combine your new stitches to make your own gorgeous embroidered garden.

Dates & Times:
This course runs on the following Wednesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30pm:
6, 13, 20, 27 March
10, 17, 24 April (please note that there is no class on 4 April!)
1 May

Skill Level:  Beginners

Learning Curve:
Over the eight weeks you will create a beautiful hand embroidered garden with stitch; building a collection of stitches each week to add to your design.

You will cover: preparing your embroidery hoop, fabric preparation and how to embellish your fabric pre-embroidery.

You will learn several decorative embroidery stitches each week, starting with running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch and seed stitch. Each week you will have to opportunity to make a sample page of stitches and methods to keep for future reference.

There will be lovely stitch homework to do over the eight weeks.

On your first week we will explore suitable background colour techniques for your creative embroidery, how to bind your wooden hoop to prevent fabric slip, choosing the appropriate needles for your thread and how to finish raw wedges with overcast stitch.

Linda will be showing you lots of inspirational embroidery projects to set your embroidery juices off then over the eight weeks you will learn a variety of embroidery stitches with a progressive level of skill, all of these stitches will be used to make your embroidered garden a delightful embroidered sample which you will be proud to show off to your family and friends.

Please bring with you:

  • 1/2 yard of medium weight calico, this is to practice on
  • 10 inch wooden embroidery hoop, 6 inch hoop for samples
  • 1 inch packet of bias binding, white or cream
  • 1 pack of embroidery/crewel needles mixed sizes
  • Anchor or DMC cotton embroidery floss in colours of your choice. (3 greens and 5- 7 colours). We have a good selection in the shop
  • Sharp scissors, fabric scissors
  • Note Book, pens, pencils
  • You may want to wear a thimble
    There will be a list of materials sent out to you when you book


68b Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA, United Kingdom


Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,

The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.

However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.