Posts Tagged ‘sewingworkshop’

Machine embroidery (beginners)

This workshop works brilliantly in conjunction with the basic cushion workshop for first time sewers. I am basically teaching you how to drive your sewing machine and this workshop shows you how to use it to draw! A lot of my students are so excited by this technique I swear they never do any normal sewing again! Once you have the hang of sewing in any direction i add a little applique into the mix, then the possibilities are endless…

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Fabric collage

This workshop will specifically concentrate on fabric collage using free machine embroidery, hand stitching, beading and needle felting. You will need to bring along a picture, this could be a photograph, magazine clipping or a book and the imagery could be anything from a building to a traditional floral pattern. All materials are included. Do feel free to bring your own sewing machine if you wish but remember all the feet and the instruction book if you have it!

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Customising clothes

This is a fun workshop where you have a wardrobe clear out and then bring a bag of clothes with you to customize! Plain jumpers, scarves and cardigans are perfect for adding needle felted decoration too, while other items can be cut up and altered. The workshop inevitably ends with a catwalk show!

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