TIMINGS:The class will run in person on Saturday 20th July from 10:00 - 16:00 at Winchester Quaker Meeting House
Deerfield is a traditional American embroidery technique which has been described as "Jacobean in blue". The colour palette ranges from creams to dark blues. Images are typically stylised flowers, foliage and animals. Originally it was worked in crewel wool but that soon changed to linen thread, on linen fabric.
The stitch vocabulary was fairly limited. Long and short stitch was not used and Satin Stitch was not common. "New England Laid Stitch", included in this design, was commonly used as a filler stitch.
The day is suitable both for those new to stitching and those with some experience.
The kit includes linen fabric with design, linen threads, needles and instructions and a short account of the origins of Deerfield. An 8 inch hoop is required for working the design.
You should also look at the EQUIPMENT NEEDED section on the Information page for generally useful items. Embroidery scissors and seat frames will be available on loan for the day.
The cost of the kit will be paid to the tutor on the day by cash or cheque, and is estimated to be £24.