Slow Stitching Pincushion with Carina Envoldsen-Harris


Turn an egg cup into a pincushion in this class! Carina will show stitches and techniques you can use to mix fabric scraps, recycled or vintage textiles to create a one of a kind pincushion in an egg cup. Techniques covered in the class include blackwork, cross stitch and hand appliqué. This class is beginner friendly but if you already know a few stitches, such as running stitch, French knot and cross stitch that is great.

This is the perfect project for using up tiny precious scraps and a cute make for your sewing room or as a gift. An egg cup will be supplied for you, but you can also bring your own or maybe find a pretty one in a charity shop. Likewise, fabric scraps will be provided but feel free to bring any of your favourite scraps or bits of lace or clothing you want to repurpose for your unique pincushion.

About your teacher: Carina Envoldsen-Harris is a Danish designer, author and blogger. Carina has been embroidering since 2005 and, under the name Polka & Bloom, she has been designing and selling embroidery patterns since 2009. Carina is the author of two books, Romantic Motifs and Stitched Blooms, and her work has been published in Mollie Makes, Australian Homespun, Hoop-La! among other publications. You can read her blog, visit her shop or follow her on Instagram at @carinacraftblog.

Skills needed: Suitable for absolute beginners and those who know basic embroidery stitches and want to try new techniques.

Materials: All materials are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own scraps, egg cup and any other bits if you'd like to personalise your creation!

Class size: 6

Length: 2.5 hours

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

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