2019 International Teacher Tour

Lorna Bateman

Lorna Bateman

Lorna will be teaching our chapters in the months of October and November.
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About Lorna Bateman

Lorna is an experienced, passionate teacher who has taught for 30 years in various forms of 3-dimensionaI and textured hand embroidery. She has designed her own range of kits for the past 17 years.

A fully qualified high school teacher, she originates from South Africa and moved to the UK in 1999. Her teaching has taken her all over the UK, South Africa, France, Russia and the USA. She has had her work published in a numbers of international publications and has appeared on TV. She is currently writing a book, Embroidered Country Gardens, to be published by Search Press in spring 2019.

www.lornabatemanembroidery.com

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Explore Lorna’s schedule below

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  • My Cottage Garden – 2 day class

    Taught by Lorna Bateman (view bio)

    This project was featured in Inspirations Magazine in 2017. The design combines silk ribbon embroidery with raised and 3-dimensional stitches, using embroidery flosses, 4 and 7mm silk ribbon, and perle/pearl threads.

    Technique: Silk ribbon embroidery and 3-dimensional embroidery
    Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
    Design size: 7” x 6”
    Kit cost: $112.50
    Pre Work: Basting the two layers of cloth together for both the main project and the doodle cloth as per instructions provided.
    Kit contents: 12” x 14” natural linen or cotton/linen blend with the design screened onto it, 12” x 14” muslin/calico for backing, 11” x 11” practice/doodle cloth with muslin calico backing, Small pieces of white/cream and lilac felt, Small piece of freezer paper, Chenille needles #18, 20, 22, & 24, Crewel needles #4, 7, 8, 9, & 10, Milliners needles # 6 & 9, 4 & 7 mm River Silks hand-dyed ribbons, Chameleon 6-stranded hand-dyed cottons, Chameleon Perle #12, DMC stranded cottons, Madeira metallic thread
    Class size: 20-22,
    Special equipment: Iron & ironing board

    Schedule

    November 21-22 (Thursday-Friday) with our Knoxville Chapter in Knoxville, Tennessee

     

  • Berries for the Birds – 2 day class

    Taught by Lorna Bateman (view bio)

    This project was featured in the Inspirations Yearbook of 2017. It was designed as a beginner’s introduction to stumpwork and includes the techniques of wired work, the covering of beads, and needlelace.

    Technique: Stumpwork
    Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
    Design size: approximately 3” diameter
    Kit cost: $69.95
    Pre Work: Basting the two layers of cloth together for both the main project and the doodle cloth as per instructions provided.
    Kit contents: 7” x 7” natural linen/cotton blend with the design screened onto it, 7” x 7” muslin/calico for backing, 11” x 11” practice/doodle cloth with muslin/calico backing, Oval wooden beads – 3, 8x12mm, Round wooden beads – 3 each, 9 & 12 mm, 6” x 6” fine cotton for slips – 2
    Artists’ Tracing Paper, Medium pincushion base – 4” diameter, Florists’ Wire, #26 & 30, Crewel needles #7, 8, & 9, Chenille needle #13, Milliner’s needle #9, Tapestry Petites #26 or 28, Chameleon hand-dyed stranded cottons, Chameleon Perle #8 & 12, Madeira Metallic thread
    Class size: 20-22
    Special equipment: Iron & ironing board

    Schedule

    October 21-22 (Monday-Tuesday) with our Indian River Chapter in Melbourne, Florida

     

     

  • Springtime – 2 day class

    Taught by Lorna Bateman (view bio)

    This project was designed specifically with beginners in mind in order to show all the variations that can be achieved using ribbon stitch or inverted stab stitch to embroider flowers.

    Technique: Silk ribbon embroidery and surface embroidery
    Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
    Design size: 3.5” x 7.5”
    Kit cost: $98.95
    Pre Work: Basting the two layers of cloth together for both the main project and the doodle cloth as per instructions provided.
    Kit contents: 14” x 14” cotton/linen blend fabric, 14” x 14” muslin/calico for backing, 11” x 11” practice/doodle cloth with muslin/calico backing, River Silks 4 mm silk ribbons in a selection of colors, Stranded cotton floss in a variety of colors, Chenille needles #3 x 20, Crewel needle #8
    Class size: 20-22
    Special equipment:
    Iron & ironing board

    Schedule

    November 17-18 (Sunday-Monday) with our Three Rivers Chapter in Pittsburgh, PA

    November 25-26 (Monday-Tuesday) with our Constellation Chapter in, Ellicott City, Maryland

  • Lavender and Bees Pincushion – 1 day class

    Taught by Lorna Bateman (view bio)

    This project was designed specifically with beginners in mind in order to perfect the bullion stitch, using pearl thread and stranded cotton floss.

    Technique: Surface embroidery
    Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
    Design size: 3.25” diameter
    Kit cost: $53.50
    Pre Work: Basting the two layers of cloth together for both the main project and the doodle cloth as per instructions provided.
    Kit contents: 7” x 7” linen/cotton blend fabric, 7” x 7” muslin/calico for backing, 11” x 11” practice/doodle cloth with muslin/calico backing
    Small pincushion base – 3.5” diameter, Stranded cotton floss, Perle cotton #8 & 12, Madeira Metallic Thread, Milliner’s needle #7, Crewel/embroidery needle #8
    Class size: 20-22
    Special equipment: Iron & ironing board

    Schedule

    November 9-11 (Saturday-Monday) with our Muchas Manos Chapter in San Diego, California

    November 15 (Friday) with our Valley Junction Chapter in Des Moines, Iowa – FULL

  • Embroidered Country Gardens Scissorkeeper – 2 day class

    Taught by Lorna Bateman (view bio)

    This design introduces raised and textured embroidery stitches to the beginner or, alternatively, gives the more experienced embroiderer room to experiment. It was published in Inspirations Magazine and it will be published in my forthcoming book – Embroidered Country Gardens – published by Search Press, May 2019.

    Technique: Surface embroidery
    Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
    Design size: Embroidery – 3.5” x 2”, Finished scissorkeeper – 5” x 3”
    Kit cost: $111.50
    Pre Work: Basting the two layers of cloth together for both the main project and the doodle cloth as per instructions provided.
    Kit contents: 3 pieces of 7” x 7” linen/cotton blend fabric, 3 pieces of 7” x 7” muslin/calico for backing, 11” x 11” practice/doodle cloth with muslin/calico backing, Wadding (batting), Wool felt 5” x 3”, Soluble web, Silk or cotton organdy – 5” x 5”, Italian stork or similar scissors, Stranded cottons in a variety of colors, Perle/pearl cottons #12 and 16, Madeira Metallic thread, Crewel needles #4, 7, 8, & 9, Milliner’s needles #6 & 9
    Class size: 20-22
    Special equipment: Iron & ironing board

    Note: In addition, students will need to supply either cardboard (e.g. from a cereal box) or thin template plastic for finishing this piece.

    Schedule

    October 24-25 (Thursday-Friday) with our Sarasota Chapter in Sarasota, Florida

    November 6-7 (Wednesday-Thursday) with our Orange County Chapter in Costa Mesa, California

    November 9-11 (Saturday-Monday) with our Muchas Manos Chapter in San Diego, California