• Winter Tale Teacups - Tutor Kathleen Murphy
    13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Booking Information: online payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. If you prefer not to book and pay online, please call Linda or Rebecca on 01995 603363 or email linda@creativethreadworkshops.co.uk  to book your place.

About The Workshop…

Sew a miniature winter wonderland with decorated trees and snowy cottages you will add your own hand sewn Winter characters; snowmen, gingerbread people or even talking baubles. These little scenes can be rearranged to create new tales and have the potential to become family heirlooms brought out each Winter to celebrate the festive season. They make beautiful table decorations or can be used as pincushions.

 Your Weekend,

Create a lovely hand sewn festive scene in a teacup, begin the weekend by making a selection of felt balls ready to embroider and turn into magical figures for your festive scene. Following Kathleen’s guidance and patterns sew the cutest Ginger peeps, snowman, Christmas trees, gingerbread house and more.  Each character is attached to a pin so your teacup scene can be transformed into a storyland to enchant generations.


Skill Level

Suitable for those with some previous stitch experience.

What you need

  • Needle case
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Notebook and pen
  • Beads, sequins
  • Favourite embroidery flosses to further personalise your brooch
  • Lunch

Teacups will be provided but you may prefer to bring along a treasured vintage teacup of your own to use.

We will provide


All materials – felt stuffing, embroidery threads, beads, embellishments.

Lovely tea and cake.


About Kathleen

Herefordshire based maker Kathleen Murphy uses needle and thread to create mythologies and curiosities from found materials and stitch. Her work is identified by a strong sense of narrative and through its application of colour and texture. Under the name Murgatroyd & Bean, Kathleen creates colourful, boldly hand stitched curiosities based on her characters from an enchanted woodland, populated by dark-eyed creatures and over sized leaves..



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.