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Embroider a Shopping Bag – Embroidery Taster

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Try something new at the Morley Winter Fair with our taster sessions. All of the sessions are designed for absolute beginners and are £5.

At the Fair you can also celebrate the festive season by picking up unique, handcrafted gifts for Christmas and enjoy live performances.

Embroider A Shopping Bag

Stitch a winter animal motif. Embroider a winter animal shopping bag. You will be able to choose from a variety of motifs eg. reindeer, fox, squirrel, pheasant etc. Embroider using multi coloured cotton threads, using a variety of stitches, including variations of running, stem stitch, chain stitch etc. Beads and buttons can be used to high light eyes. Hannd outs will be available to help as a guide to the embroidery stitches.

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Tutor Bio – Mary Spyrou

Mary Spyrou has a BA(Hons) in Textile Design from Trent Polytechnic and an MA in Textile Design from The Royal College of Art.

Specialising in the area of Culturally Diverse Textile Traditions, which she has researched extensively, such as felt making; resist dye techniques (tie-dye/shibori and batik); applique, embroidery, silk painting, natural dyeing, and mordants, to name but a few, exploring these to develop contemporary approaches and new works both in my personal work and teaching practice.

She has been teaching since 1984, including Artist in Residencies in Schools, Youth and Community groups, both in London and other UK regions.
Also teaching in Further Education and Higher Education Institutes, including the London College of Fashion, Birkbeck University, Goldsmiths University, Chelsea School of Art, Central St Martins and Middlesex University.

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October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am
December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 am