TAKE A LITTLE TIME OUT FROM SHOPPING TO STITCH
Whether you are a complete novice who has always wanted to stitch, or an experienced embroiderer who would enjoy a break-out session stitching and chatting with like-minded people, why not try one of our stitching workshops or Meet the Artist sessions. Make a start on an exquisite embroidered nest or a floral collage, or learn how to hide that mark on a white shirt or mend a tear in a precious heirloom with creative mending. Come and meet Cristina Rebeccani, whose breathtaking botanical embroidery is so admired on her Instagram account @embroiderytherapy and who will be at the fair and, intermittently, at Caroline Zoob’s stand which we very much hope will be a gathering point for keen stitchers to meet and chat throughout each day.

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Liz Jones, Karen Thomas (@ostrichandsilkworm), Penny Edwards (@theembroiderybird)and a chance to meet embroidery artist Cristina Rebeccani of @embroiderytherapy


Liz Jones – Floral Collage

Friday 11*-12.30 and 2-3.30 (see below re 11am entry on Friday)

Saturday 11-12.30 and 2-3.30

Join me and create this textured collage using fragments of old lace and linen in a neutral palette (see image left). Ninety minutes of tuition, with all materials provided in a pretty presentation box.  Suitable for either beginners or experienced stitchers.

Please note, the Friday afternoon session is sold out.

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@lizjonesmakes

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*Please note that on the Friday, Standard Ticket holders who have booked an 11am workshop place may enter the fair at 10.50 to attend the workshop on presentation or purchase of a Standard Ticket at the door where a list of names will be held for the workshops. Please note that anyone accompanying them who is not attending the workshop will have to wait until 11.30 to enter the fair or buy an Early Bird Ticket.

Karen Thomas – Mending Sampler

Friday 12-1.30, 2-3.30

Saturday 10.30-12, 2-3.30

We will be creating a mending sampler, decorative in itself, using antique linen and little patches of antique French fabric. Perfect for learning how to disguise the odd mark on a precious heirloom or mending a rip in a favourite blouse.  I have spent many years studying and collecting French antique and vintage mending samplers and textiles and will show you several traditional mending techniques typical of those taught in French schools towards the end of the 19th century but which are just as relevant today. Mending is no longer about ‘making do’: creative mends are high fashion.

All materials and sewing kit provided on the day.

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 @ostrichandsilkworm

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Penny Edwards @The Embroidery Bird  – ‘Nestling in the leaves’

A charming, textured embroidery that evokes the essence of spring, where the thrush’s blue eggs nestle among spreading leaves and blossoms. See image left.

11*-12.30 and 1.30-3 each day (see below re 11 am start on the Friday)

Step away from shopping and spend a relaxing and convivial hour-and-a-half making a start on my new embroidery kit of birds’ eggs nestling among spreading leaves and blossoms. We will stitch in small groups and the workshop is suitable for embroiderers of all levels of experience. The design is hand-printed on vintage linen and the kit includes all threads, instructions and images to enable you to complete the embroidery at home.

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@theembroiderybird

BOOK HERE

*Please note that on the Friday, Standard Ticket holders who have booked an 11am workshop place may enter the fair at 10.50 to attend the workshop on presentation or purchase of a Standard Ticket at the door where a list of names will be held for the workshops. Please note that anyone accompanying them who is not attending the workshop will have to wait until 11.30 to enter the fair or buy an Early Bird Ticket.

Meet the Artist: Italian embroiderer, Cristina Rebeccani

3.30 on both days – to book a chair (there is no charge) please DM Cristina on Instagram (see below)

Hugely admired for her botanical embroidery, often embellishing antique French smocks, some of which Cristina will have with her for a show-and-tell, along with some of her magical lace and stitched pebbles which will be for sale on Caroline Zoob’s stand.

To see more of Cristina’s work, please follow her on

INSTAGRAM  @embroiderytherapy