Don't you dare say craft isn't feminist. If I want to craft I will, regardless of what stereotypes are out there about crafting. They're my stereotypes and I'll do what I want with them. Have you not heard of craftivism?
Embroidery is not the quickest way to create an image, but it shows dedication, perseverance, care, skill, patience and creativity. What better way to show our appreciation to the controversial trailblazers of feminism than to take the time to stitch a likeness of them.
There's a reason it's stood the test of time too. Like knitting, it's hand enough that you can pop it in your bag and take it with you, or you can take on something on a heroic scale like the Bayeux Tapestry (it's actually embroidered) You can use colour, texture, images or words. You can be quick and dirty or supremely skilled. There is no limit to what you can do with it, and in the hands of modern makers it's subversive, beautiful and infinitely varied.
The wonderful Eleanor Flynn will be leading this session - she's a stitch addict in the extreme. Choose from her images of Caitlan, Beyonce, Emmeline, Malala or belle to learn the skills and leave ready to stitch up a storm
A drink on the house
A wooden embroidery hoop and needle to take home
A choice of gorgeous linen to stitch into
Endless colours of embroidery thread to choose from
A cotton sewing bag to carry your work in
A full colour instruction booklet
Pdf's of full set of images from the session