Workshops at Lorna’s Medstead studio

Embroidery classes from my studio ‘The Nest’ in Medstead, Hampshire are small intimate workshops with groups of a maximum number of 4-6 students to allow for plenty of individual attention. I offer a range of projects or you may bring your own projects with you to work on under my guidance. If you are looking for a specific…

Carrot – Perle 16

Chameleon Threads are individually hand-dyed in South Africa, using Presentia unbleached perlè 16 100% mercerized cotton as a base thread.  Perlè cotton is a hard wearing twisted thread with a beautiful sheen and can not be separated. It is used in, for example canvas work, counted thread embroidery, crewel work and free style embroidery. Perlè Cotton no.16 comes in 20m skeins.

About Lorna

About Lorna Bateman Originally from South Africa, Lorna has lived in the UK for almost 20 years where she works full time as a teacher and designer. Teaching and sharing her designs and embroidery techniques is Lorna’s passion. Her teaching has taken her all over the world including the French Alps, USA, South Africa, Russia…

Shades of Africa – Soie de Paris – Elephant

A pack of hand-dyed, gently-shaded silk threads suitable for shading a hand stitched project. This quality pack of thread is hand dyed by Chameleon Threads in South Africa, on quality silk – Au ver a Soie – imported from France. They are lovely to stitch with and a must have for the keen embroiderer. Au…

May 2018 Newsletter

I have finally gotten around to writing a news update – click the button below to read the latest newsletter which features an update on my book, new Chameleon threads, plus new craft tours and workshops. Click here