Cathy Reavy

Creative Hand Embroidery Workshops in the Peak District

Creative Hand Embroidery Workshops in the Peak District Photo

My hand embroidery workshops are based in the beautiful village of Alstonefield in the Peak District National Park. My mission is for you to feel inspired, relaxed and encouraged by your experience on a workshop. “It’s like a Spa day without taking your clothes off”, said a regular attendee!  I aim to deliver creative, high quality workshops that are affordable and friendly. You won’t be given a ‘shopping list’ of things to bring with you – everything is provided, including home-made cakes & biscuits – just bring yourself. With a love of travel, I am keen to revive embroidery traditions and techniques from around the world and I enjoy working out the most straightforward methods of teaching. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged, but I cater for a wide range of abilities. I also try to keep the ‘admin’ simple – reserve a place on any full day or evening workshop without obligation and pay at any time up to 6 weeks beforehand. Threads was founded in 2012 and it continues not only because I love what I do, but because of the fantastic response I have received from the people who have attended the workshops over the years.