One Day Workshops

One day Free Machine Embroidery workshops:

I will provide full tuition for up to 15  students, a busy but fun day for all. 

Once booked I will send you a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit for each student (at an additional cost) or students can bring their own materials. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Each student will need to provide their own sewing machine, with the facility to do free-machine embroidery as well as a traditional straight stitch.

Additionally, students will also need to provide a variety of machine threads (colours will be listed in the workshop details). 

Each 1 day workshop costs £160
plus travel expenses at 45p per mile (I am based in Andover, Hampshire)

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3 new workshops for 2022 – out of the house and into the garden!

“Sunflower”

Following requests from students that have seen my large sunflowers I have simplified the design so that you can make your own fabric sunflower – approximately 45 cms high.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £10.00 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a yellow, a brown and a green thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use.

I am also running a 2 day workshops for designs inspired by either hostas or bamboo.

Full details are on my ” 2 Day Workshop” page. You would not finish the piece in the day but would have received enough tuition and completed enough of the design to be able to take it home and finish.

BEACH HUT ACCESSORY BAGS – 1 day workshop
In this workshop you will make a fully-lined zip up bag for a small sewing kit, makeup, or any other odds and ends you want to keep together. The final product measures approximately 20 x 15 cm.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £12.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a blue and a white thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other “seaside” colours you might like to use.

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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS – A5 BOOK COVERS
In this workshop, we will use a 6″ x 4″ photograph of your house, or a feature that you particularly like, or a favourite building. You will design your own book cover or picture from the photograph. 
The book cover will slip on to an A5 book and can be reused. They make ideal gifts for people if you pop a diary or an address book into them! 

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £12.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a black and a white thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours that feature in your photograph.

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SET THE TOWN ALIGHT – NIGHTLIGHT – my most popular workshop to date.
In this workshop, you will create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea- light candle.  

You can choose from either the winter townscape or snowy townscape designs (see image below).

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £12.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a black or grey and a white thread. However, you will be choosing our own colour scheme so please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use.

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BEACH HUT – NIGHTLIGHT
Following a conversation with a group of students, I have designed another 3D wrap which is suitable for use with LED Fairy Lights or a battery-operated candle. This time, with a Beach Hut / Seaside theme. 

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £12.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a blue and a white thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other “seaside” colours you might like to use.

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BEACH HUT DOORSTOP
This workshop can also be taught over two days, which gives the students plenty of time to add details. Whether you choose one or two days each student will be given instructions on how to complete the door stop at home.

In this workshop, participants can create a beautiful but functional doorstop for their home – with a Beach Hut design. The finished door stop will measure approximately 30cm high. 

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads, stuffing and weight) for an additional cost of £15.00 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric*, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a blue and a white thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other “seaside” colours you might like to use.

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A RUG FOR YOUR MUG
In this workshop, you will create a beautiful heat-resistant mug rug. A fun design fabric coaster to use with your favourite hot drink (there’s even a bit of room for a biscuit or two!)
Choose from either the Beach Hut or No. 3 Meadow View design. 

PLEASE NOTE: My day’s teaching will be just one of the designs, Organisers must decide in advance which design you would like to do.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £12.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads.

Beach Hut:
A minimum of blue and white but if you have them please also bring other seaside colours.
No. 3 Meadow View:
A minimum of brown, grey and green but bring other threads in your favourite colours too.

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DRINKS COASTERS – CAMPERVANS
In this workshop, you will create a beautiful set of heat-resistant drinks coasters. A fun design fabric coaster to use with your favourite hot drink!

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £7.50 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics. Although I use my own hand painted fabric, students are welcome to use commercially produced fabrics if they prefer.

Additional information:
This workshop requires students to bring their own sewing machine and manual. Together with an embroidery foot, normal straight stitch foot and machine threads. A minimum of a blue, a white and a green thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use.

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