workshops

In the present world circumstances...I am not currently taking workshop bookings, but here is a taste of what is usually on offer! In the meantime do check out my YouTube Channel Stitch and Create for some lovely free online machine embroidery and textile tutorials!

Held at my light and airy studio full of fabric delights, near Cockermouth in Cumbria. Each workshop has only 4 places so I am able to give plenty of personal tuition and help with your creating.

TIME: 10am - 4pm 

COST: £80 includes all materials

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

what people say....

"What a 'WOW' day - we oohed and aahed our way through an amazing journey of liberation. 

"Individual tuition and lots of inspiration..."

"Fantastic day again, feel really inspired and excited about creating!"

"I had a wonderful day and go home brimming with confidence and enthusiasm!"

embellished piece by Dawn

Seascape

Ability level: all

Play with fabrics and machine embroidery to make a seascape. Bring along photos of a favourite seaside place to make it really personal. Bring able to free machine would be helpful, but basic straight stitch will do or I can teach you enough on the day to get you going!

Saturday 7th March, Saturday 18th July 2020

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Stitching Seedheads

Ability level: ideally be able to free machine

Stitch a beautiful picture from the wonderful seedheads in our hedgerows. Lots of lovely fabrics will be available to get you inspired and creating!

Thursday 19th March, Saturday 17th October 2020


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Fun with an Embellisher

Ability Level: all

Needlefelting with an embellishing machine is just so easy and totally addictive! Learn to create exciting surfaces and 'new' fabrics from old. 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)

Saturday 18th April 2020

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Creative Free Machine Embroidery

Ability level: beginners

Have fun while you learn '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 dogs.

Thursday 14th May 2020

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Soluble Fabric Playtime

Ability level: all

Explore the fun of soluble fabrics, get to know the different kinds, and play with fabric and stitch to create exciting lacy pieces. It is helpful to know how to free machine,  I can teach you on the day and you can practise as you experiment with the fabrics!

Saturday 7th November 2020

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Workshop costs: £80 which non-refundable should you cancel within 2 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.

It 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.

I provide 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 items and/or plenty of samples. 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!