This autumn we are delighted to be working with textile artist and Royal School of Needlework tutor Beatrice Mayfield for a day-long embroidery workshop, 10am to 4pm.
About the artist:
Beatrice Mayfield specialises in hand-embroidered textiles using a range of traditional embroidery techniques and processes combined with hand print. Intricate areas of stitch, embellishment or raised work provide pattern and texture and all work incorporates a high level of craftsmanship with contemporary design. She produces fine art pieces as well as collections of wearables such as jewellery and accessories.
There is a long tradition within textiles and particularly embroidery of reappropriation. The ‘good’ part of a garment being cut down and re-used; appliqués that can be moved to another garment; changeable collars or cuffs used for ‘best’. Small pieces of decoration that lift a garment, when it is impractical or unaffordable to have the whole piece covered. Her work fits into this history, the wearer can add embellishment where and when they want through a brooch or a neckpiece. Beatrice is a tutor at Royal School or Needlework, and has exhibited widely, including at Collect and at London Craft Week.
Please note – this workshop includes an optional walkthrough of David Parr House and the House Guests exhibition.
All money raised from our workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House – thank you for supporting us.