There are a few places left on the Casalguidi Embroidery Class to be held at HQ from the 4th – 6th December 2019 so if you’re interested please apply asap.
This class is open to all experienced embroiderers who would like the challenge of learning a new skill. The cost is £75.00. This does not include the materials.
Tutor – Jane Currie. Jane won the RHS Handcrafts Competition with her stunning Stumpwork box, so it is a fantastic opportunity to take a class with her.
This style of embroidery originated in the small village of Casalguidi near Pistoia in Northern Italy. The embroidery techniques used to make Casalguidi embroidery are what makes it so interesting. It is worked on linen with a background of pulled work which contrasts well with the sculptured raised embroidery effect. The rough texture of the needle lace, buttonhole bars and raised stem band, contrast well with the smooth bullion knots and wrapped scrolls. This gives it a feeling of stumpwork. Articles can be embellished further with the addition of tassels and bobbles.
During the 3-day workshop all the techniques will be taught and practiced to produce a small piece of interesting Casalguidi embroidery.
While working, a brief history of the technique will be discussed to gain a better insight of the technique.