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Queen to Queen Embroidery Workshop Tour - Needlework Tours Australia.

Llangoed Hall, Wales. September 2019.

As part of Needlework Tours Queen to Queen tour I'll be teaching 2 days of blackwork workshops at Llangoed Hall, set in the stunning welsh countryside. This type of embroidery was very fashionable during the reign of Henry VIII and you will learn how to take the traditional counted blackwork patterns and use them to recreate your very own portrait of Henry.

The Alpine Experience.

Suitable for stitchers with all levels of experience, this wonderful retreat offers exceptional hospitality, breathtaking scenery and expert embroidery tuition all far away from the usual distractions of life.

SOLD OUT. Waiting list only.

Swinging Stitches

V and A Museum, London

12th October 2019


Join this contemporary hand embroidery class with the Royal School of Needlework and construct a mini Mary Quant dress motif. The piece will be worked in Appliqué and surface stitches including stem stitch, split stitch, buttonhole and satin stitch, and finished with silver sequin earrings. Come away with your very own version of this A Line dress worn by Twiggy in 1966, the icon now synonymous with Quant’s designs.

Stumpwork Pick n Mix

16th November 2019.   


This is a really fun and funky way to learn Stumpwork reminding everyone of the childhood sweets we all loved to eat and even better when in a traditional paper bag. This class will cover a variety of Stumpwork techniques to produce a range of iconic sweets.

The course materials are provided and included, a full days tuition with Kate, drinks & snacks, and terribly British afternoon tea and cake!

PLUS : You will also be entitled to 10% discount in our shop "The Fluff a torium" on the day of your Embroidery workshop with Kate Barlow.

Christmas Stitching

24th November 2019.  £75 with kit, £60 without.

This class is the perfect thing to get you in the Christmas spirit. There will be a choice of 2 kits - a festive Christmas candy brooch or an appliquéd holly wreath with little gingerbread men. The candy is made using stumpwork techniques which include silk wrapped beads and cord making, and is suitable for intermediate and more advanced embroiderers. The wreath included surface stitching, felt appliqués and silk wrapped holly berries, and is suitable for all levels of stitcher. If you have previously bought a Christmas kit from me then you can bring that along to work on for a reduced class rate.

The class will run from 10am until 4pm, and includes tea and coffee. There is an excellent cafe on site for lunch or you're welcome to bring packed lunch. All equipment will be provided but please feel free to bring your own lights and magnifiers if needed. 

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