In 2017 Sue will be teaching in UK at Winchester on September 12th to 15th and at Celebrations in USA on May 3rd to 7th


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Winchester UK
Sep 12th to 15th 2017

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..  

We are so excited to be able to bring you a stunning journey for 2017. Before the main event starts, on Tuesday September 12th during the day I am offering, in case you missed it, The Note Book and the The Mary Ann Leavey Sampler, both from the Winchester archives. The timings of these extra classes will depend on the number of people choosing to take them.

The main event will start with dinner on Tuesday September 12th and continues until the evening of Friday September 15th. Next year we have two projects. The first is my version of an 18th Century embroidered handbag. The sampler next year was stitched by Sarah Prescott in 1686. For our visit next year I am excited to be able to tell you that we are going to visit the historic town of Wimborne. There we shall look at the town after coffee, have lunch followed by a guided tour of the embroideries old, and new, in Wimborne Minster. Finally we shall have a cup of tea before returning back to Winchester .

Our days will finish with our wonderful extravaganza of pieces from the archives, close up and personal with permission to take photographs.

To register for the course, please visit the Registration page from December 1st 2017 and I look forward to seeing many of our old friends in September next year.   Early subscription is recommended as in previous years we have had to disappoint some clients and we are anticipating a high level of interest.



Lucy's Bag - Sue's First New Project





Lucy’s bag is stitched in tent stitch (or half cross stitch) on a 28 count linen. It is embroidered on the back and the front and closes with a spring closure. Lined with a scrumptious deep rose coloured linen lining, it will have smalls in the same colours to go inside. (Picture to follow) A small biscornu, a scissor fob, a thimble and a needle case.

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The Sarah Prescott Sampler - Sue's Second New Project

The Sarah Prescott sampler quite literally took my breath away when I saw the back which had little or no fading. The colours are rich and vibrant in orange, blues and greens. It is stitched on a 36 count linen and can be stitched in two ways, the first is for moderately experienced embroiderers or for the more advanced, there is a little trick she’s used which makes the sampler reversible. The choice is yours!

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Photo of the origuinal reproduced by kind permission of Hampshire Archives Trust




The seminar will be limited to 14 participants on a first come, first served basis and will commence with dinner on the evening of Tuesday September 12th and finish at 16.00 on Friday September 15th 2017.

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

The cost includes:

Transport to Wimborne will be by car.

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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