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Embroidery and Craft Cruise

Needlework Tours & Cruises 19 April – 3 May 2017 Fully Escorted

Hello all you cruise lovers and not to mention embroidery lovers!

Here are the projects I’ll be teaching next year on Voyage of the seas, don’t miss out, book now for the trip of a life time!

It’s so much fun and you will meet like minded people who love learning new techniques in all facets of embroidery!


Basket o flowers in wool

Basket Of Flowers In Wool

This basket of spring flowers worked in wool, ribbon and threads, is ideal to perfect that bullion rose you always wanted to do! Some of the roses have a cast on stitch around the edge of the bullion, creating a frill.

There are tinier roses worked with a 2 ply wool, plus daisies worked in silk ribbon, with delicate sprays of blossom draped around the edge of the basket.

The design size is 11″ x 15″

Please bring your own blanketing or material to work on, or you can choose  to work on a heavy damask material.

You may like to make a bag or some other project instead of a blanket, the choice is yours!

The stitches used are basic stitches, so all are welcome.

KIT INCLUDES: skeins of wool, silk ribbon, threads, needles, pattern, illustrations and instructions.


Edwardian lady

Edwardian lady

This elegant Edwardian lady printed onto a silk panel for you to bead over. there are a variety of beads, including roundel balls, pearls, sequins, diamantes’ and a choker full of glitz and glamour! Nothing was understated in the era, the hat with it’s feathers and flower beads is adorned with a posy on one side of the hat!

This is a fun project,not too taxing but with fine detail, those that love this era and also beading must book in for this class.

All are welcome, bring a light if you require one, I’ll see you there

Size of the print is 29cm x 21cm

KIT INCLUDES: Silk print with Edwardian lady, beads, pearls, diamante’s, roundel balls, large flower beads, threads, needles, coloured photo, illustrations and instructions.




Garden party sampler

Garden Party Sampler

This pretty sampler has nine squares, each featuring a different flower, wisteria, hydrangea, single rose, pansy, forget-me-not, aster, violet, hollyhock, plus a sweet little heart of roses and buds, worked over a trellis design.

The border is outlined with a sparkling gold thread!

You will learn so many different techniques, plus each square is a design in it self, to be used on their own for a quick little gift or some other project!

It would be good if you have some experience in ribbon embroidery, but it isn’t essential!

The size of the sampler is 35cm x 35cm

KIT INCLUDES: silk material, all ribbons and threads, needles, coloured picture, illustrations and instructions.