Stitch in bloom: Botanical embellishment workshop

Join textile artist Lora Avedian to learn how to create floral embellishments using embroidery and fabric manipulation techniques.

Cape embroidered with flowers and foliage

Dates and time

29 to 31 January 2024

10.30am to 4pm


Botanical Brasserie Restaurant Courtyard, Kew Gardens


Member: £360*

Non-member: £370*

*Garden entry included

In this three day course, you will discover alternative ways of using traditional embroidery stitches to create large-scale botanical embroidery combined with three-dimensional flowers.

Textile artist Lora Avedian will guide you through how to translate your drawings into stitched lines and you'll have the unique opportunity to draw from our archive and Gardens.

About the artist

Lora Avedian is a London-based multidisciplinary artist and author who graduated with a Masters in mixed media textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2017.

Lora wrote a how-to embroidery book Stitch in bloom in 2021, published with Hardie Grant. She has taught classes to a broad range of ages and abilities at places such as the Royal Academy of the Arts and the Barbican Centre.

Lora translates her playful drawings into artworks using textiles and paper collage. Her work is grounded in history, ethnographic research and nature. Lora often uses scrap and vintage materials, alongside traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques, to make modern artefacts which look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall.

Woman embroidering a blanket
Artist and author Lora Avedian © Matt Russell
Two flowers and stems embroidered onto cloth
Embroidery © Lora Avedian