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Garden Embroidery with Vintage Textiles

with Caroline Zoob
Wednesday 4th September 2013, 11am-5pm
£50 including lunch and exclusive access to Monk’s House & garden.

Fancy spending a day embroidering with Caroline Zoob? There are still a couple of places remaining on the course organised by the National Trust at Monk’s House on Wednesday 4th September 2013. You need never have picked up a needle!
Spend a day with textile designer and embroiderer Caroline Zoob,
making a framed picture using vintage textiles and embroidery, inspired by the
beautiful garden at Monk’s House.
The course includes private access to Monk’s House garden with Caroline Zoob.
Caroline and her husband Jonathan were the last tenants at Monk’s House, where
they spent 10 years caring for the beautiful garden. After a walk around the
garden to gain inspiration, Caroline will show you how to translate your
photographs and sketches into textiles and hand-embroidery, using scraps from
her workroom. The course will be held in the Village Hall in Rodmell, which was
opened by Leonard Woolf in 1960 and is a focal point for many activities in the

A full itinerary and menu will be emailed on booking.

Level:  Any level – you do not need any previous experience of sewing or
embroidery for this course….promise!
Booking Essential:  By phone: 01273 749 467. If you have problems getting through, please call 01435 883136.
From the NT shop: Monk’s House, The Street, Rodmell, Nr Lewes, BN7 3HF
For full events listings at Monk’s House visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/monkshouse
For further press information please contact:  Allison Pritchard, Assistant Property Manager, Monk’s House, The Street, Rodmell, Nr Lewes, BN7 3HF
01273 474760  email: monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
‘Our Garden is a perfect variegated chintz: asters, plumasters, zinnias, geums, nasturtiums & so on; all bright, cut from coloured papers, stiff, upstanding as flowers should be.’
Virginia Woolf
About Monk’s House
‘Dropped beneath the downs’, Monk’s House is a tranquil 17th Century weatherboarded cottage that was home to the 20th Century literary icon Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard. The Woolfs bought Monk’s House for the ‘shape and fertility and wildness of the garden’. Today, the lovely cottage garden contains a mix of flowers, vegetables, orchards, lawns and ponds and is perfect for picnics. Many of Virginia’s famous novels were penned in the writing room at the bottom of the garden.

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