ZigZags, 24 St Mary's Street
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AB

Tuesday - Saturday

9:30 A.M. - 4 P.M.


01952 814962

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Come and learn this fabulous embroidery technique. It gives such beautiful results.

Sandra Johnston and Katherine Prior will teach you how to use buttons and other embellishments such as rings, shells, beads etc, to make a beautiful piece of raised embroidery work. You will be shown how to begin the piece and how to embroider and embellish it as you go, and it will form the basis of a piece that you can take home to finish. It could then be used to form the central piece of a cushion cover, or be put into a box frame. Hopefully it will inspire you to do more!!


Although this workshop covers the basics, which some of you may have done with us last time, it will also provide an opportunity to take the work a little further by the use of other fabrics laid over the work, other colours, and to make smaller pieces of work that you will probably be able to near enough complete on the day.


Skills needed 

This class is suitable for all levels, beginners as well as those who would like to develop their work further.



Two pieces of white or cream calico or similar material, - not too thick- approx. 15 to 18 inches square. If you prefer, you can use any other colour of similar weight material

a selection of white and/or cream buttons, all shapes and sizes, any small shells, some small plastic curtain rings

white, cream or other colour of your choice, of small seed beads, sequins, buttons etc

an 8” embroidery hoop (If you have one, otherwise one can be loaned to you for the class), and a selection of white, cream, ecru and beige stranded embroidery threads or perle., or a colour of your choice


If you do not have any of the above materials, a basic kit containing what you need to do the foundation of the work can be purchased on the day at a cost of £3 per person. Please advise when booking the class if you wish to purchase a kit on the day so that they can be made up for you.

The date is: Wednesday 26th February

The workshop runs from 10am till 1pm

Cost: £20


Please note there are no refunds for class bookings, unless the class is full and we are able to fill your space from the waiting list, or the class is cancelled.

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Encrusted buttonwork with Sandra and Katherine - Wed 26th February