#header-inner { text-align: center; width: 660px; margin: auto; } CAFÉ SALVATION: TWITCHY FINGERS?

Thursday, 31 May 2012


...Then you'll be delighted to hear that we've pinned down Kathleen ('scuse the pun!) for some workshop dates in June!  Fancy yourself some fabric-y fun, cracking company and tuition from a black-belt in embroidery?  Then you'd best get these dates in your diary and confirm your booking with us, pronto!

The workshops will take place on the following Fridays between 10am - 12pm:

1) Friday 15th June: 'Felt Menagerie' 
Begin your very own zoo with a pocket-sized animal made from Felt.
2) Friday 22nd June: 'Thorny Joe'
Have fun learning how to make a 3d cactus pincushion stitched by hand complete with it's own terracotta pot.
3) Friday 29th June: 'Garden in a Hoop'
 Make merry with handstitch, vintage fabric scraps and an embroidery hoop to create a framed piece of stitchery with a floral theme.
Each session will cost £20 (which includes all materials) or you can book a place on all three sessions for £52.  To book a place please contact:
kathleen@murgatroydandbean.co.uk or Helen Creese at cafesalvation@gmail.com.  
  Booking is essential as places are limited and can be reserved for you with a 50% deposit.
1. Felt Menagerie Workshop: Friday 15th June, 10am - 12pm.



These little felt creatures are examples of the pocket-sized pet we will be making at our forthcoming, 'Felt Menagerie'  workshop on Friday 15th June 2012 (10am - 12pm). Each animal is made from a simple design, stitched together by hand and embellished with embroidery. During the two hour session you will be taken through the process step-by-step. Each creature will be as unique as you are! 

 2. 'Thorny Joe' Cactus Pincushion Workshop: Friday 22nd June, 10am -12pm


These succulent, felt fellows might look like a pair of prickly characters but they are always more than happy to keep an eye on your pins & needles. They are made from felt (so no need to water!)  and sit in their very own miniature terracotta pot.

3. 'Garden in a Hoop' Embroidery Workshop: Friday27th June, 10am-12pm


For those with an interest in handstitch and vintage textiles, the third in our series of short workshops being held in June could be for you. We will take inspiration from all things floral.

 Using a traditional wooden embroidery hoop to keep the fabric in place, participants will be shown how to 'stitch-doodle' by hand onto a vintage piece of linen; some of which will still bear the evidence of previous lives as table or tray cloths. You will have the option to further embellish the piece with buttons, beads, applique and even a Suffolk Puff or two! At the end of your stitch-doodling the embroidery hoop can become a frame in which to hang the piece in. Voila!