Self described as a treasure hunter with a magpie eye, Fleur Woods finds inspiration from op shopping to beach combing to a sentimental, green linen table cloth stitched with white daisies from her great grandmother. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to envisage her foraging for native flowers on a Sunday morning in her home town of Nelson, New Zealand.
A self taught contemporary embroidery artist, you can expect to explore the intricate details of flowers through the medium of hand embroidery. Fleur will demonstrate her favourite stitches and techniques to express delicate florals on linen with a variety of beautiful threads. By the end of this peaceful workshop, you will have created a mini floral embroidery artwork.
This workshop is tailored to different experience levels, from beginner to expert - each of you will go home with your creative cup over flowing!
The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor. Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78. All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.
Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.
It is likely you will be photographed at the workshop, so please let us know if you do not want to be published.
Terms and Conditions / Cancellations
The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four working days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given. Due to the nature of limited places, working with artists and purchase of materials, we cannot offer refunds.
Purchase of your ticket indicates acceptance to these terms
- Fleur’s favourite stitches to use when embroidering florals
- How to blend threads and the best needles and tools for painting with thread
- How to look at embroidery from a painters perspective and how to use this as a mindfulness practice
- All the materials you need - hoop / linen / cotton / needles
- Information to reference at home post workshop
- You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies
- Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.
We prefer hand embroidered clothes ourselves, but you can wear whatever you want.
This class is for all skill levels
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