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Silk Shaded Spring Flowers

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Course: Silk Shaded Spring Flowers
Tutor: Clare Clensy
Start Date: 9th March 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 11th March 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £321.00
Non Res Fee: £215.00 What's included?

This course will allow you to explore the traditional embroidery technique of silk shading, also known as long and short stitch or natural shading. During the class you will learn how to shade using a single strand of cotton, blending the colours to get a natural effect. We will cover a variety of useful techniques to help you as you work. There will be a range of spring flower designs to choose from or you can bring your own flower ideas. Beginners and experienced stitchers are welcome. 

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Clare Clensy

Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published - A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.

To find out more about Clare visit her website

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