In 2016 Sue will be teaching in UK at Winchester in September and at Nashua in USA in April


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Winchester UK
Sep 6th to 9th 2016

Pilgrim Stitchers runs an annual short course in needlework taking as the subject an item of specialised nature, frequently of historical interest. In most cases the original is not available to the public but will be seen during the event. These courses take place in UK but Sue is also available to teach at your events, not just in UK. Click here for more information..  

The event for 2016 will start with dinner on Tuesday September 6th and continues to Friday September 9th.   The two projects are the ‘Note Book' and the ‘Mary Ann Leavey Sampler’ based on a note book and a sampler from the archives at Winchester. We are also pleased to offer extra classes on Tuesday 6th as an opportunity for you to catch up with a class you’ve missed.   In 2016 we shall be presenting 'The Emboiderer's Reticule', and the 'Hannah Dunn Sampler'. The timings of these classes will depend on how many people choose to take each class.

To register for the course, please visit the Registration page from November 1st 2015.   Early subscription is recommended as in previous years we have had to disappoint some clients and we are anticipating a high level of interest.



The Note Book- Sue's First New Project


The 'Note Book' is in the archives and dates from the late 1800s approximately. The picture is of the original and the finished project will contain a small notebook and will be held closed by a black pencil with a crystal at the end. It is stitched on 28 count linen, and it is in half cross stitches over 2 so it grows really fast. A frame is recomended for the stitching to ensure that the shape is kept as square as possible. The finished notebook will measure 16cm x 10cm approx. . A photo of the finished project will be posted in the new year.

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The Mary Ann Leavey Sampler - Sue's Second New Project

Mary Ann's sampler is a beautiful sampler of the early 19th Century, dated 1822 she uses motifs I'm sure you will recognise as this was a period when pattern books were being used. It is unusual however in the fact that its Bible verse is from Habakkuk which is not usually a first choice for a sampler. It is stitched on a 40 count linen but is over 2 threads so not too difficult. The colours are amazing and she has used unusual colour combinations. Although damaged at the corners it is in very good condition. The finished sampler will measure 32 cm x 32cm approx.

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Both photos of the origuinals reproduced by kind permission of Hampshire museum and archive service




The seminar will be limited to the 14 participants on a first come first served basis and will commence with dinner on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2016.

will be £420 for the three days and preceding dinner.

The cost includes:

Transport to Basingstoke museum and Basing House will be by shared transport.

Final details will be sent out at the beginning of July to the 14 fortunate participants.

If you would like further information on the event please send an email to Sue.



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