new workshops and dates for 2019 coming soon....

Why not treat yourself to a one day creative retreat? Bring a friend...

Workshops cost £75 which includes all materials, unless stated otherwise. They are held in small groups of 4 at my light and airy studio full of fabric delights, near Cockermouth in's Ann showing off her fabulous landscape!

Venue: My Studio 10am-4pm

To book: just click contact me and I will send out a booking form with all details of the workshop.

"free your machine, free your mind!"

Ability level: beginners

Come and play with free machine embroidery... it's easier than you think and makes creative stitching 'such fun'! 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 dogs.   

Thursday February 15th, Saturday September 15th

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Ability Level: all

Needlefelting is just so easy and totally addictive! Learn to create exiting surfaces and fabrics. 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). Check out this fabulous work here by Ann, Hannah and Janet...come and see what you can do!

Saturday February 17th, NEW DATE Wednesday October 17th

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Ability Level: all

NEW for 2018

Explore your creativity with stitching a seascape using a wide variety of fabrics and machine embroidery. Enjoy translating your favourite sea view into a beautiful textile piece. Please bring along photos of your special view to make it a really personal piece. Free machining is helpful to know, but basic straight stitch will do or I can teach you enough on the day to get you going!

Thursday 12th July

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Ability level : must be able to free machine

Create delicious lacy effects, just add snippets of fabrics and lots of swirly stitching onto some magic soluble material, add water and see what happens! Make a bowl or brooch, a lace edging or lots of lacy shapes. Come and play! I supply all the solubles, threads and a range of fun fabrics, but do bring any threads or fabrics if you wish to experiment with them.

Saturday 14th July

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Ability level: all

Explore a wide variety of fabrics and machine embroidery to make a landscape, enjoy translating your favourite view, perhaps somewhere which is special to you, into a beautiful textile piece. Please bring along photos of your special place to make it really personal...look at these great pieces by created by Colleen, Carol, Maggie and Pat. It is helpful to know how to free machine, but basic straight stitch will do or I can teach you enough on the day to get you going!

Thursday October 11th

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Ability level: must be able to free machine

Take a fabric circle, cut it in the magic way and add scraps of fabric and yarns and stitching...and a bowl is slowly created (this is great for recycling!). All sizes and shapes, and as wacky as your imagination allows! These brilliant bowls were created by Andrea and Heather.

Saturday October 13th

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Ability level: ideally be able to free machine, but you can learn on the day. Must be able to sew with your machine.

A fun stitchy day, getting in the mood for the festive season! We will create some beautiful lacy candle holders by upcycling jam jars with soluble fabric and stitch...intrigued? Sign up for the workshop! Also we will make a lovely Christmas heart each from rich colourful fabrics and machine embroidery!

This workshop will be held in Eaglesfield Village Hall, nr Cockermouth. A special price for Christmas just £45 for the day, all materials included, bring your own tinsel to wear!

Saturday November 17th

10 places available. 10am - 4pm Cost £45

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