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 Cumbria...here'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
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
Thursday February 15th, Saturday September 15th
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
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
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
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
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
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
take only 4 people on a workshop so you get plenty of tuition, and I
a wide variety of materials for each workshop, though you are welcome
to bring any fabric or threads you especially want to use.
costs: £70 includes all materials (unless stated otherwise), this
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 make sure you can thread up and sew with your machine, that it is working beautifully so that you make best use of your day.
It can also be helpful to bring your manual for the machine (if you have one) to refer to if necessary.
Most of the
workshops aim to allow you to explore fabrics and techniques without the
pressure of a finished piece, but most people go home with an item they
are very happy with, perhaps to frame, and plenty of samples! Everyone
works at different speeds so you will take home what you create!
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 hope you will enjoy your day and go home inspired!