Two Day Workshops

Two day Free Machine Embroidery Workshops

In my two-day workshops, I will provide full tuition for up to 15 students in a group. These are a busy but fun few days for all involved.

Once booked I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit including my hand painted fabrics ( at an additional cost) or students can bring their own fabrics..
Each student will need to provide their own sewing machine, with the facility to do free machine embroidery, as well as traditional straight stitch.
They will also need to provide a variety of machine threads  – for more information, please see full details for each workshop below.

Cost for the 2 days – £285 plus travel @ 45p per mile (I am based in Andover, Hampshire)

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3 NEW WORKSHOPS FOR 2022

We have moved out of the house and into the garden!

1) BAMBOO INSPIRED WALL HANGING, PICTURE OR CUSHION COVER

This design is created using the faux chenille technique. If you choose to use as a cushion it can be finished with an envelope closure with added bamboo details, The outer edge is finished with matching bias binding.

The design can be stitched in whatever colour scheme you wish, to fit in with your home surroundings. It could also be backed and made into a wall hanging or mounted and framed as a picture.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit for the cushion cover (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £15.00 per student. Alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics.

Although I use a mixture of my own hand painted fabric together with commercially produced fabrics , students are welcome to use all 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 and a green thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use. In the image below, I have also used a very dark brown.

The cushion measures approximately 40cms square. The 2nd image shows the detail of the back of the cushion and the envelope closure.

2) HOSTA INSPIRED WALL HANGING, PICTURE OR CUSHION COVER

This design is created using Trapunto or Italian qulting. If you choose to use as a small cushion it can be finished with an envelope closure with added “hosta” details, The outer edge is finished with bias binding. Finished size approximately 20cms square.

The design can be stitched in whatever colour scheme you wish, to fit in with your home surroundings. The design is very versatile, – make 4 and make a larger cushion, or 6 and turn into a table runner. The single panel could also be backed and made into a wall hanging or mounted and framed as a picture.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit for the single cushion cover (excluding machine threads) for an additional cost of £10.00 per student. Or, alternatively, students can bring their own fabrics and trapunto wool.

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 green thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use.

3) FABRIC SUNFLOWER

This is a “one day” workshop but if you have 2 days instead of just one flower why not create a bunch to brighten up your window sill. Or to give someone a handful of sunshine – a special present for a friend.

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 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.

“SET THE TOWN ALIGHT ” NIGHTLIGHT

I also teach this as a one day course, but given 2 days you can really let your creativity loose. Adding lots of detail to make you street scene extra special.

The most popular of my workshops to date – 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 a grey thread, or a grey or a white thread for the snowy scene.However, you will be choosing your own colour scheme so please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use.

TRINKET BOWL – BEACH HUTS
In this workshop you will create a useful little bowl with a sea side scene.

The trinket bowl will be decorated with Beach Huts, the perfect gift for a loved one, or for you to keep and use at home yourself. The trinket bowl measures approximately 14cm wide.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) 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 colours you might like to use.

FANTASY TREE HOUSE
In this workshop, students will create a magical 3D treehouse, suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated candle.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a toy! The materials used in the construction of this piece makes it unsuitable for young children.

I will provide a full requirements list. I can also provide a kit (excluding machine threads) 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 and machine threads. A minimum of a grey and green thread. However, please feel free to bring along any other colours you might like to use. In the image below, I have also used blues, yellows, reds and purple.

BEACH HUT DOORSTOP
Full details of this workshop can be found in “one day” workshops. If you choose to book as a two day workshop it gives the students plenty of time to complete the doorstop – rather than take it home to finish – often life gets in the way and stops us completing projects!!

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