Last weekend I attended an embroidery workshop as part of the Belgravia in Bloom program of events at #fridasparlour. It was run by textile artist Lora Avedian who specialises in hand embroidery, in particular, couching. We began the workshop with a few quick sketches of flowers as a starting point and then we got onto the hand-couching on calico.
Here are a few photos of the workshop including the lush garden outside the building.
|Gorgeous threads to choose from|
|Lora's beautiful hand-couching samples for inspiration|
|Lora's hand-dyed couching|
|Lora's hand-applique and hand-couching work using linen and silk|
|Flowers at the workshop that we used for drawing and embroidery inspiration|
This is where I got to after an hour hand-stitching the red wool and bronze silk fabric strip. Hand embroidery is truly a mindful and calming activity and the workshop seemed to fly by!
I will continue this rose embroidery when I need some peaceful creative time to myself.