Using one Nicola's kits we learnt different ways of applying beads. We created a small floral and bird motif that we embellished with a range of bejewelled techniques. These techniques could be developed for a variety of fashion applications; such as buttons, brooches, embellished placements for cardigans, sweaters and tee-shirts, with sequin work, bead work and gold work techniques on painted surfaces like Vilene and organza that could then be attached to garments/bags/hats/etc.
In 1991 Nicola trained as a professional hand embroiderer at the Royal School of Needlework and developed a teaching career there. Between 1998 and 2004 she used her design and embroidery knowledge in a freelance capacity to produce embellishments for the British fashion industry.
This workshop will count as one of the Kickstart Workshops.
For more information about the East Midland Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild Kickstart Programme see http://www.emreg.org.uk/events/kickstart-2016
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