Embroidery Classes with Susan O'Connor at Craftspun, Naas, Co. Kildare
4—10 MAY 2010
Although she trained in Fine Arts, Susan has always had a great love for textiles and embroidery in particular. Taught basic stitches as a child by her mother, she has extended her knowledge with research and hands-on experience. For almost 20 years, she has designed and stitched projects for Australian Smocking and Embroidery and Inspirations magazines and has just released her second book, Embroidered Flowers for Elizabeth.
THE SOFTEST TOUCH COT OR KNEE BLANKET - 1 DAY CLASS
DATE: 4 MAY 2010
COST: Tuition: €85 Kit cost: TBC
Learn the basics of wool embroidery with Susan and create this beautiful soft pure wool blanket. You will learn how to stitch wool bullion roses, French knots and wool stem stitch.
VENUE: Craftspun Yarns, The Mill, Johnstown, NAAS, Co. Kildare
COST: Tuition: €175 Kit cost: €50, includes everything needed to complete the project. (French Silk Thread)
An exquisite design featuring favourite field and garden flowers, such as cornflowers, honeysuckle, heartsease and rose, combined with hearts. Tiny gold spangles scattered around the design add to the richness created by the glorious silk threads.
SMOCKED SAMPLER: INTRODUCTION TO SMOCKING - 1 DAY CLASS
DATE: 10 MAY 2010
COST: Tuition: €85 Kit cost: €18
Have you always wanted to create beautiful smocked garments and didn’t know where to start? Susan will teach you the basic smocking stitches, how to use a pleater and how to embellish your smocking with embroidery. You will create a lovely smocked sampler ready to frame.
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