Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · 4-17 July 2021

Hazel Blomkamp​

Hazel Blomkamp

United Kingdom

From her home in South Africa, Hazel combines her two passions – a love of needlework and great big slobbery dogs – as such she ensures that any of her designs are fully washable! Hazel runs a busy website, teaches around the world and has written 8 books on needlework. Her classes are extremely fun and cheerful and your are bound to learn a huge amount from this master of needlework.

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We are very lucky to be welcoming Hazel to our festival. Her unique designs are spectacular and her teaching world-renowned.

Hazel's Festival Workshops

Crazy Patchwork Notebook

5-9 July 2021

Working from Hazel’s book, Hand Stitched Crazy Patchwork, this workshop has been designed to cover as large a variety of techniques that can be done in three days – covering a wide range of embroidery stitches, Needle Tatting, Needlelace, Beading, Ribbon Embroidery and Needleweaving techniques.

Practical information

Length: 4 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £780
Kit: £195

Kit Includes:
A block of made-up crazy patchwork, threads, ribbons, Miyuki seed and Delica beads, beading thread, tatting shuttle, beading mat, needle book, instructions

Techniques: 
Embroidery, Tatting, Needlelace, Beading, Ribbonwork, Needleweaving

Equipment required:
10 inch hoop on stalk plus barrel clamp/seat or floor frame, embroidery scissors, copy of Hand Stitched Crazy Patchwork book by Hazel Blomkamp

Design size:
15 x 23 cm (6 x 9 in)

Page dimensions:
45 x 37.5 cm (17¾  x 14¾ in)

Colin the Rooster

11-13 July 2021

This proud fellow is featured in Hazel’s recent book ‘Crewel Birds’. Colin the Rooster is filled with interesting stitches and techniques which will inspire your stitches for own embroidery designs. Embroider the large variety of stitches and techniques used in this design on a fabric sampler, covering everything in detail meaning you will go home with the knowledge needed to create your perfect version.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £585
Kit: £180

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric of printed linen/cotton blend, backed with voile and ready to stitch batting pack, threads, beads, crystals, needle pack

Techniques: 
Embroidery, Beading, Needlelace, Needleweaving

Frame requirements:
6 inch hoop on stalk plus barrel clamp/seat or floor frame 43 cm² (17 in²) stretcher bars, embroidery scissors, a copy of Crewel Birds book by Hazel Blomkamp.

Design size:
31 x 28 cm (12 x 11 in)

Fabric size:
45 x 45 cm (17 ¾ x 17 ¾ in)

Tony the Lion

15-16 July 2021

This majestic lion was designed specifically to fit with the historical and heraldic theme of this event. A large variety of stitches and techniques stitches used in this design on a fabric sampler. This will make it possible to cover everything in detail in class and will mean that each person will go home with the knowledge needed to create their perfect version.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £120

Kit Includes:
Print on natural coloured linen cotton blend fabric backed with cotton voile and overlocked around the edges, threads: stranded cotton, special Dentelles thread, satin thread, Mettler Metallic thread, beads and crystals, Miyuki seed beads, Swarovski flatback crystals, Preciosa glass pearls, needle pack, instructions

Techniques: 
Embroidery, Beading, Needlelace, Needleweaving

Equipment required:
8 inch hoop on stalk plus barrel clamp/seat or floor frame 14 inch (36 cm) square frame with table clamps/ Lowery frame, embroidery scissors

Optional extra: Hazel’s book Crewel Birds will be helpful in this class but not essential

Design size:
24 x 21 cm (9 ½ x 8 inch)

Fabric size:
45 x 45 cm (17 ¾ x 17 ¾in)