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.........SMALL GROUPS OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE


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.........SMALL GROUPS OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE


Offered independently from her Central Saint Martins courses, unless otherwise stated, these short professional pop-up courses will take place in Rowena's Central London home-studio; just a three minute walk from Holborn tube station. 

Dates, times and prices are included within each individual course description. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of full payment which is non-refundable. Equipment and materials will be provided.

If you would like to enrol on one of these pop-up courses or have any questions before booking, please contact Rowena by completing the form at the bottom of this page and submit it by clicking on the 'SEND EMAIL NOW' button.

New courses will be added as they become available, so please do keep an eye on this page.

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.........A MODERN LOOK TO TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES


.........A MODERN LOOK TO TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES


EMBROIDERED NEEDLEPOINT PURSES. During this course which takes place in Rowena's Central London home-studio; just a three-minute walk from Holborn tube station,  you will be introduced to different styles of traditional needlepoint including Florentine, Berlin and Plush Work as you design, embroider and make two small coin purses; one zipped and one with a kiss-clasp frame.

Starting with a simple Petit Point, the most commonly used needlepoint stitch, you will experiment with a selection of canvases and tapestry threads as you progress to more complicated techniques such as Mosaic, Parisian and Renaissance Stitch. You will learn how to create raised velvety surfaces with Loop Stitch, use Tent Stitch to attach beads for Victorian Beadpoint and add Shisha mirrors for a more eclectic 'on trend' look. Whilst using graph paper, transfer papers and transfer paints to pre-plan your embroidery designs, you will learn how to use the colour wheel and investigate trends in colour before choosing your threads and commencing work on your final needlepoint pieces.

Equipment and materials will be provided with paper patterns drafted to fit the specifications of each purse style. You will learn how to engineer your embroidery designs to fit these purse patterns, block and steam your work back into shape once embroidered, stitch your purse fabrics together by hand before inserting linings and attaching a zip to one and a kiss-clasp frame to the other. Those who wish to work on samples for a textile design portfolio may do so. Others may choose to develop their embroideries into a small heirloom cushion covers. No Previous experience is needed.


Price: £375.00 for five, five-hour lessons with a maximum of five students. 
Equipment and materials are included.

Dates: Five alternate Sundays starting on Sunday 15th October 2017; (15th & 29th Oct, 12th & 26th November, 10th December).

Lessons start at 10.30am and finish at 4.00pm allowing for a 30 minute lunch break. 


If you would like to book a place on this pop-up course or have any questions before booking,
please contact Rowena by completing the form at the bottom of this page and submit it by clicking on the
'SEND EMAIL NOW' button.

Embroidered needlepoint fabric for kiss-clasp coin purse by Rowena Luke-King.
You may like to follow the Pinterest inspiration board for this course. 
 

If you would like to book a place on this pop-up course or have any questions before booking,
please contact Rowena by completing the form below and submit it by clicking on the
'SEND EMAIL NOW' button.


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