‘Stitching at Stoneywell’

27 May

A one day needlepoint course with Margaret Murton on Wednesday 28th August 2019

Building on her first highly successful courses at Stoneywell, Margaret Murton, whose designs are distributed in kit form worldwide by Ehrman, will be leading another workshop this year.

Stoneywell, designed by Ernest Gimson in 1898, is the home of a family who lived and loved the Arts and Crafts. It epitomises the ideals of the movement and its adherence to the value of hand crafting. Its position, nestling into the surrounding ancient forest of Charnwood is fitting for the theme for the day, “Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow”.

The values of passing on creative skills and being inspired by nature are adhered to with examples from within the house itself, including the forerunner of the National Trust’s own iconic oak leaf and acorn design. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to improve their design skills. One simple stitch is all that is needed, however, Margaret will show how to modify the oak leaf and acorn image using designs from the Arts and Crafts movement and examples from her own work.

The day includes a tour of the cottage, expert tuition, all materials, refreshments and a picnic lunch. There will be time to explore the garden and woodlands.

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