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Held at my light and airy studio
full of fabric delights,
near Cockermouth in Cumbria.
Each workshop has only 5 places so I am able to give
plenty of personal tuition and help with your creating.
COST: £45 plus £5 for materials
To book: just click contact me and I will send out
a booking form with all details of the workshop.
Ability Level: all
Feeling romantic? Why not embroider a beautiful loveheart to treasure or to gift, using rich colourful fabrics and machine embroidery. Use free machining or play with all the embroidery stitches on your machine to create a beautiful heart to hang up.
Needlefelting with an embellishing machine is just so
easy and totally addictive! Learn to create exciting surfaces and 'new' fabrics from old, to then stitch on if you wish.
Bring your own machine if you have one,
borrow from a friend...or ask and you may be able to hire one from me
(£20 for the day).
"What a 'WOW' day - we oohed and aahed our way through an amazing journey of liberation.
An embellisher machine is definitely on my shopping list!"
Ability Level: all
Get out paper, paints, crayons, pencils, stamps etc, start to explore pattern and mark making, then add in stitch to the mix... lots of fun to be had and lots of surprises along the way. Add to your design and creative tools, or just enjoy playing!
You will need to bring a Pink Pig sketchbook size 6x6, or I can supply one to you on the day at a cost of £4
"Fantastic day again, feel really inspired and excited about creating!"
Ability level: beginners
Stitch some jolly beach huts in a seaside scene, and have fun while you learn to use free machine embroidery. You will need to bring your own
sewing machine and know how to use it
(this is not a beginners' sewing machine class!) and you will need an
embroidery or darning foot, and to be able to cover or lower the feed
Stitch a beautiful picture from the wonderful seedheads we see at this time of year. Bring along some photos or images of your favourites to help you create your own personal interpretation. Lots of lovely fabrics will be available to get you inspired and creating!
"I had a wonderful day and go home brimming with confidence and enthusiasm!"
costs: £45 plus £5 for materials. £45 is non-refundable should you cancel within 3 weeks of the workshop,
unless your place can be filled. If I have to cancel, a full refund will
be given or an alternative workshop may be booked.
is ESSENTIAL that you know your machine and can thread up and sew with
it AND that it is in full working order so that you make best use of
your day. Please bring your manual for the machine if you have one, to refer to if necessary.
If you wish to do free
machining please bring a darning or embroidery foot for your machine. If
in doubt just ask me BEFORE the day.
a wide variety of materials for each workshop, though you are welcome
to bring any fabric or threads you especially want to use.
The aim of each workshop is to allow you to explore fabrics and techniques and hopefully go home with a finished item. Everyone
works at different speeds so you will take home what you create!
I hope you will enjoy your day and
go home happy, relaxed and inspired!