Embroidered Lettering with Beatrice Mayfield


Day & time
Saturday 30th September 10.00am - 4.00pm
£80 per person
Visitor Centre of David Parr House


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.

  • During the day you will work with Beatrice to create a unique hand-embroidered sample based on lettering or text. You will learn about various embroidery techniques, experiment with different stitches and materials, explore contrasting surfaces, using texture, pattern and colour working with a variety of beads, threads, yarns and ribbons.
  • Working from an initial design, you’ll look at how to translate this into embroidery, create a stitch plan and produce a finished design within the day.
  • All materials are provided, but please do bring along any fabrics, beads or threads to personalize.
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult. Space are limited to 10. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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.



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