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Embroidery - Needle Painting



Needle Painting Workshop (Thread painting)


Suitable for beginner/intermediate – We will start with advice about choosing tools and materials. Then how to hoop up the fabric. We will go through choosing a good photograph to work from and how to trace your photograph in order to make it into a pattern for stitching.


Next we will learn about long and short stitch, otherwise known as thread or needle painting and how to blend colours to get a realistic technique. How to follow your photograph and represent the colours and textures with thread. We will then practice this technique and chat through any queries you may be having.

What we provide

Use of sewing machines, tools & equipment

An Embroidery Hoop, Backing & other scraps of fabric

Free Parking

Tea/Coffee & Cake

Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements

What you need to bring

A selection of magazine images or photographs to work from



 About your tutor - 

Louisa, a full-time textile artist, kit and pattern maker is passionate about using sustainable materials and loves experimenting with pattern and texture. She runs Stitch Happy an online business selling her wares, sending out kits all over the world from a rural studio in the Warwickshire countryside. She is proud to have her Kits stocked in the likes of Selfridges, Anthropologie, The V&A, The Eden Project, Love Crafts, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Ashmolean Museum as well as many lovely small independents.  She regularly writes tutorials for and has been featured in many publications including Making Magazine, Mollie Makes, Love Embroidery, The Observer Magazine, Real Homes, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire,  Ideal Home and Crafts Beautiful. Louisa has a lifelong love of creativity and from an early age could be found sticking together loo rolls at her kitchen table, these days she is often found in her garden singing badly whilst tending to her veg patch

We look forward to seeing at The Makers' Space in Longbarn Village, Alcester Heath, Alcester, B49 5JJ

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