Events around Dovecot

Singing Hands at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Festival

Singing Hands at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Friday 12:00pm (17 August)
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Friday 7:30pm (21 December)
St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Friday 7:30pm (14 December)
St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet

Monday 11:00am (06 August)
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Thursday 11:00am (16 August)
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexander Melnikov

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexander Melnikov

Tuesday 11:00am (14 August)
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Tuesday 11:00am (21 August)
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Piotr Anderszewski

Piotr Anderszewski

Tuesday 11:00am (07 August)
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Edinburgh


Introduction to Embroidery with Wemyss School of Needlework

Introduction to Embroidery with Wemyss School of Needlework


When?

Start time: Saturday 10:30am (16 June)
End time: Saturday 4:00pm (16 June)

Where?

Dovecot
10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

About

From Gucci bags to Levi’s 501s, embroidery is everywhere in fashion right now. Fire up your own creative embroidery project with this one-day introductory workshop taught by the famous Wemyss School of Needlework. Learn a selection of technical hand embroidery stitches, create a stunning sample and explore how to apply all the same techniques in your own designs.

Embroidered designs have offered signs of power, wealth and status since time immemorial. Indeed, today’s modern embroidery techniques can be traced back to the Far East before 1,000 BC. In this introductory workshop you will explore the vast array of stitches and wide variety of techniques to complete a selection of modern designs, including: back stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, button hole, herringbone, satin stitch and French knots. After completion of a set design, there is an opportunity to experiment and consider how to apply all the same techniques in your own designs.

Taught in a small, informal group, this is the perfect class for all newcomers to hand embroidery. The class includes a set design for you to work on along with all the materials and equipment you need to complete the project. You will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day but, if you prefer, you may like to bring your own embroidery scissors.

Should participants wish to acquire a ring frame, yarn and other equipment to continue their work at home, a kit will be available for sale on the day for £25 from Dovecot Shop. A broad range of textile related products are sold in Dovecot Shop, and will be available with a 10% discount on the day.

Tickets includes materials, equipment and welcome refreshments:
Early Bird (book before 16 April) £90
Standard £120