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

Jacqui Carey

Kate Barlow

United Kingdom

Kate loves to design her own embroidery kits using traditional techniques in a contemporary way. She also likes to combine her embroidery with her love of historical dress, creating kits based on original pieces. Her classes can cover all levels of ability, from absolute beginners to more advanced stitchers and her style of delivery leads to a very calm atmosphere conducive to deep learning.

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A calm, kind, professional and thoughtful teacher with impeccable style and delivery. Kate is also really fun to be around!

Kate's Festival Workshops

Heart's Desire Brooch

5-6 July 2021

Make a brooch inspired by an early 17th Century embroidered petticoat in the Burrell Collection. Layers of felt padding are applied to a silk dupion ground before working tapestry shading, a trellis is laid over the top and secured with tiny gilt spangles. The heart is edged with gilt twist thread and looped gilt couching before making it up into a brooch.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £50

Kit Includes:
Packed in a white card box and tied with a ribbon, it contains: base material of duchess satincalico, ivory silk dupion, needles, felt, silk floss threads, gilt 1 1/2 twist smooth passing, 2 mm spangles, bees wax, card heart shape, sewing thread, brooch pin, instruction booklet.

Techniques: 
Felt padding, Tapestry Shading, Trellis Work, Couching

Equipment required:
6 inch frame, Goldwork scissors velvet board

Design size:
4.5 cm² (1¾ in²)

Fabric size:
20 x 20 cm (7¾ x 7¾ in)

Shakespeare's Blackwork

8-9 July 2021

This sampler replicates perhaps one of the finest examples of Blackwork embroidery ever seen in England, an artefact from 1600-1630 held in the in Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust Collection in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Beginner

Class fee: £390
Kit: £45

Kit Includes:
Boiled white even weave linen, Needles, Black floss silk, instruction booklet. 

Techniques: 
Blackwork 

Equipment required:
10 inches bound embroidery hoop, hands-free with barrel clamp/seat/flood frame, a laying tool

Design size:
8 x 8 cm (3 x 3 in)

Fabric size:
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)

Little Elizabethan Stork

11-13 July 2021

Using beautiful silk floss threads you will create this little stork that has been inspired by a pair of embroidered 17th century gauntlet gloves in the V&A museum in London. He stands on a hillock of blue laidwork and is surrounded by silk flowers, gilt tendrils and gilt cutwork leaves. Tiny spangles are added for extra sparkle before adding a frame of looped and cutwork corner decorations.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £585
Kit: £60

Kit Includes:
The kit will be packed in a white card box, tied with ribbon and will contain: calico, duchess satin, needles, silk floss threads, sewing thread, 2mm spangles, smooth passing, wire check, bees wax, instruction booklet

Techniques: 
Silk Shading, Satin Stitch, Laidwork, Couching, Cutwork

Equipment required:
8 inch padded frame, Goldwork scissors, velvet board

Design size:
10 x 5 cm (3¾ x 1¾ inch)

Fabric size:
30 x 30 cm (11¾ x 11¾ in)

Love in Idleness

15-16 July 2021

The Pansy or Love-in-Idleness has long been associated with love and romance. This design was inspired by an early 17th century embroidered floral panel from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The flowers are worked in silk floss and the leaves created with gold threads couched in place with green silk.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £60

Kit Includes:
The kit will be packed in a white card box tied with ribbon and will contain: base material of duchess satin, calico, linen, needles, silk floss threads, gilt smooth passing thread, bees wax, instruction booklet.

Techniques: 
Silk Embroidered Pansies, Silk Shading, Surface Embroidery, Goldwork (Or Nué)

Equipment required:
8 inch padded frame, Goldwork scissors, velvet board

Design size:
10.5 x 9 cm (4 ¼ x 3 ½ in)

Fabric size:
30 x 30 cm (11 ¾ x 11 ¾ in)