Classes with Lorna Bateman

Classes with Lorna Bateman

Lorna is an embroidery teacher and designer who is passionate about sharing her designs and embroidery techniques. She loves all forms of 3-dimensional, raised and textured embroidery and tries to encompass as many of these in her designs as possible. Her passion for flowers shines through in all of her work. Lorna had this to say about her work, “I enjoy working with a variety of threads and silk ribbons to achieve a raised and textured effect in my work. I love experimenting with a number of different embroidery techniques, including ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, crazy patchwork, painting on fabric, canvaswork and applique. I am passionate about colour and about nature and often use flowers and landscapes as sources of inspiration.”And she had this to say about her love of teaching, “Teaching is my passion! My goal is to try and encourage people to try as many different forms of embroidery as possible, using a kit as an aid to move onto working and experimenting with their own designs. I love working with beginners and reaping the rewards of their enjoyment.”

Watch one of Lorna’s videos now.

Click here for watch an interview with Lorna and Jennie Rayment where Lorna talks about some of her favourite stitches and patterns.

Signature Technique:

3-dimensional and textured hand embroidery

Top Tips:

- Create contrast in texture with overcast stem stitch, whipped backstitch or whipped chain stitch.
- When using Drizzle stitch, make sure you use a needle big enough to take the thread through the fabric.
- The waste knot (or Quilters knot) is the most useful knot you’ll ever learn.
- When in doubt, experiment small and finish rather than add to your basket of UFOs.
- The cast-on bullion stitch makes delightful flowers.
- Incorporate beads into actual stitches, rather than adding them on later, for a beautiful effect.
- Kits are a great ways to try something new and move on beyond cross stitch and tapestry.
- Use your scraps to create a colourful pin weaving masterpiece.

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Classes with Lorna Bateman
  • TASTER: Double Sided Cast On Embroidery Stitch with Lorna Bateman

    The double sided cast on stitch is particularly useful for creating a 3D effect in your embroidery. In this instance Lorna has used it to create the bullrush flower in her garden. This stitch can also be used to create a 3D caterpillar and/or foliage.
    Lorna talks you through the threads you can u...

  • TASTER: Creating Embroidered Flower Stems with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna has designed and created a number of embroidery projects based on English Country Garden flowers. And now she has incorporated the techniques into her new book. This book will easily earn it’s place on your bookshelf. Plus it will definitely become a firm favourite for beginners and dedicat...

  • Double Sided Cast On Embroidery Stitch with Lorna Bateman

    The double sided cast on stitch is particularly useful for creating a 3D effect in your embroidery. In this instance Lorna has used it to create the bullrush flower in her garden. Which could also be used to create a 3D caterpillar and/or foliage.
    Lorna talks you through the threads you can use, ...

  • Turkey Work Embroidery Stitch with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna’s book, Embroidered Country Garden, is available in the justhands-on.tv shop. It has many wonderful ideas and patterns to inspire you to create beautiful hand-stitched floral designs inspired by nature.
    In this video, Lorna demonstrates the turkey work stitch, or tufting, which creates a de...

  • Creating Embroidered Flower Stems with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna has designed and created a number of embroidery projects based on English Country Garden flowers. And now she has incorporated the techniques into her new book. This book will easily earn its place on your bookshelf. Plus it will definitely become a firm favourite for beginners and dedicate...

  • Pinweaving with Lorna Bateman

    You will be inspired by this lovely workshop with Lorna. It’s also a great way to use up scraps/strips of fabric that you thought maybe too small to sew in the more traditional way.
    Lorna guides you through colour selection. She does say though that anything goes, so there is no need to be too pi...

  • Crazy Pincushion Embellishment with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna really loves working with crazy patchwork to create wonderful pincushions. They are almost too good to use. She shares with us helpful tips on colour choice, texture choice with ribbons and lace, use of buttons beads and threads, as well as giving you guidelines to work with for her pincush...

  • Drizzle Stitch with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna loves to create texture in her designs. This workshop shows how to do the drizzle stitch. She has used to have such a significant effect on her little pincushion and wallhanging with sheep.

    Click here to learn more about Lorna Bateman.
    Click here to watch a previe...

  • Silk Ribbon Roses Embroidery with Lorna Bateman

    Use Silk Ribbon in your Embroidery
    According to Lorna, if you can do embroidery stitches then you can work with silk ribbon. In this workshop Lorna guides you through how to make the roses, the petals, rose buds and other lovely flowers which can then be used in your projects. It is particularly ...