workshops

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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.

TIME: 10am-1pm 

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.


Thursday 21st February

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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, 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).

Thursday 28th March

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"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

Thursday 25th April

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Ability Level: all

Time to play with lots of colourful fabrics and use a neat reverse applique technique to create a surface onto which you will then stitch some lovely simple flowers...

Free machining can be taught on the day if you are a beginner, please let me know when you book.



Thursday 23rd May

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"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 dogs.   

Thursday 18th July

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Ability level: must be able to free machine

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!


Thursday 26th September

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"Individual tuition and lots of inspiration..."


Ability level: all

Play with fabrics and machine embroidery to make a landscape, then turn it into a heart shape to hang on your wall! Please bring along a photo of a favourite 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!

Thursday October 11th

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Ability level: all

Explore the fun of soluble fabrics, get to know the different kinds, and play with fabric and stitch to create a beautiful lacy cover for a candle votive (aka recycle a jamjar!)

It is helpful to know how to free machine, but basic straight stitch will do, or I can teach you on the day and you can practise on your piece.

Thursday November 7th

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

Workshop 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.

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 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!