Event details

Sunday 10 December | 10am to 2pm

£70 per person
Including garden entry

Learn to create a beautiful hand embroidered letter decoration, filled with intricate floral patterns and colourful folk art details.

Artist Lucy Freeman's contemporary embroidery style is easy to learn, quick and expressive. It's simpler than the traditional methods, using just four basic stitches to produce intricate floral details.

We will start from the absolute basics of threading a needle so all abilities are welcome. During the workshop we will sew a sampler hoop of Lucy’s four basic stitches, as well as creating your own unique embroidered letter decoration.

Lucy’s embroidery artwork will be on display throughout the workshop for inspiration, as well as a variety of drawings, templates and floral patterns to help you create your design.

Your ticket includes all the materials: fabric, threads, templates, an embroidery hoop and needle, as well as instructional sheets and access to video tutorials so you can continue to learn more after the workshop. Plus, you can take everything home with you to continue sewing at home.

Your ticket also includes parking, entry to Chatsworth Garden on the day and tea and coffee throughout the session. 

Please contact education@chatsworth.org if you have any questions about accessibility or wish to discuss your specific needs. 

About the artist
Lucy Freeman is a textile artist and designer. Merging the traditional craft of embroidery with contemporary design, her work is full of vibrant colours, painterly stitching and delicate botanical and floral imagery. Lucy creates entirely hand-crafted wall hangings and framed embroideries, often working on a large scale rarely seen in embroidery. Her innovative methods for framing and presenting embroidery have elevated her work to national recognition in galleries and the press.

She is an experienced tutor, having taught workshops across the UK for the last six years, as well as producing a successful range of embroidery kits. Lucy is also a regular contributor to craft magazines including Mollie Makes and Love Embroidery, where her embroidery projects have featured as the cover star several times.

Visit Lucy’s website to find out more: www.lucyfreemandesign.co.uk 

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