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Floral Tulle, Typography workshop with Olga Prinku at The Biscuit Factory
Floral Tulle, Typography workshop with Olga Prinku at The Biscuit Factory
Floral Tulle, Typography workshop with Olga Prinku at The Biscuit Factory

Flowers on tulle with Olga Prinku – Typography hoop workshop



Date: Saturday 10 June 2023

Time: 10.15 - 4.15pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Olga Prinku

Age: Suitable for ages 15+


Learn the basics of flowers-on-tulle embroidery in this full-day workshop and make your own “typography hoop” – a letter of your choice in an 8” wooden embroidery hoop that makes a wonderful wall hanging or present for a birthday, wedding or christening.

You’ll learn how to stretch and secure the tulle fabric in the embroidery hoop, prepare the stems of the dried flowers, and methods of attaching flowers to the fabric. Olga will explain how to stitch a letter template onto the fabric using metallic thread, and the best way of distributing the various flowers within the letter shape to achieved a balanced design. All tools and materials will be provided including a large selection of suitable dried flowers, tulle fabric and metallic thread – all in a choice of colours – so you can make your design unique to you. 
Participants will be asked to choose which letter they will create before the day, so Olga can come prepared with the right letter templates. (The flower selection may vary slightly from those shown in the images depending on availability at the time). You will get a sturdy box in which to transport your design safely home, and advice on options for framing and display. No prior stitching or embroidery knowledge needed.

Olga Prinku
Olga Prinku is an embroidery artist based in North Yorkshire. She created the concept of flowers on tulle embroidery in 2016 and her first book – Dried Flower Embroidery: An Introduction to the Art of Flowers on Tulle – was published by Quadrille in 2021.
Olga’s flowers-on-tulle artworks have been displayed in various exhibitions and featured in media such as Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.

Find her at instagram.com/olgaprinku and prinku.com.

Further information

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event - please check junk folders.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. 

Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.