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Curtain Up Crafters: Embroidery Portraits

In this creative workshop, costume maker Cleo Rose McCabe will share her technique for transferring a photographic portrait or cartoon image onto cloth using embroidery thread; perfect if you’d like to create a patch featuring your favourite actor or character from a play! This workshop is suitable for adults and children aged 12+, and although no experience is needed, basic sewing experience would be helpful.

You will need:

· At least one 30cm by 30cm square of natural, non-stretch fabric – canvas or calico is ideal for this workshop, but non-stretch cotton would also be suitable.

· An embroidery hoop that fits your square of fabric

· Tracing paper

· Soft drawing pencil (2B or 3B is recommended)

· Embroidery thread

· Embroidery needles

· A pre-printed picture/cartoon that you wish to copy

· Optional equipment: thimble

This workshop is FREE but booking is required. Bookings will close 3 hours before the start time of the workshop, and a Zoom link with login details will be emailed to you in advance. Please contact our Creative Learning Producer with any questions or for more information.

Dates, Times & Prices

Thursday 25 February 2021, 5.30pm

FREE, but booking required