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Portraits in Stitch Workshop

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About the event

In this workshop, you will learn how to translate photographs into line-drawn images for embroidery.

Using foundational embroidery stitches, you will complete your piece on fine Irish linen and learn how to finish it for display in an embroidery hoop.

Your facilitator, Jaele, will help you digitally manipulate the image if necessary. Keep in mind a larger photograph, e.g. 6 x 4 inches, works best. If you can, bring more than one photograph. All other materials and equipment are provided.

Where is it taking place?

Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios
92 Main Street,
BT24 7AB

Who is this suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for older children if accompanied by an adult.


Workshops take place in the Textile Studio, 1st floor of the building. This floor is only accessible via stairs; please contact us before booking if you have accessibility requirements; we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

When is it taking place?

Saturday 5th August

Price and do you need to book?

£40, booking required.

Book via phone at 00447828570837 or email

Contact details

T: 00447828570837





Additional information:

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Top Floor Art Gallery

Starts: Sat 5 Aug at 1:30 pm

Ends: Sat 5 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £40