Introduction to free-machine embroidery
Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre and Studio, 169 High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5BA
Free parking, studio is wheelchair accessible (please check the venue is suitable for you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any access issues before booking)
28th July 2021
Free-machine embroidery has been described by Kirsty Allsopp as ‘the crack cocaine of the crafting world!’ and I have to agree – it is VERY addictive! It is also a great way to get away from all your stresses and worries – I see it as a form of mindfulness, you really can get lost in it once you know what you’re doing!
My workshop will introduce you to this fascinating art form – it can be described as drawing with a sewing machine.
You will learn how to set up a sewing machine ready for free-machine embroidery and can have fun practising doodling and ‘writing’ onto fabric. Once you have mastered the basics, you will design and create your own framed textile picture using free-machine embroidery & appliqué techniques.
There will be a selection of fabrics available for you to use in your appliqué design, but you are very welcome to bring your own fabric if you prefer.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to set up a sewing machine for free-machine embroidery and have the knowledge to create your own textile art at home.
Information regarding suitable fabrics and threads etc will also be given to you.
- Friendly, comfortable and well-ventilated environment
- Small group to enable individual tuition (max 5)
- All tools and materials/equipment are provided
- Your own table space
- Clear information and demonstrations from an experienced textile artist
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced textile artist.
You don’t need to bring anything with you as all tools and materials/equipment will be provided. However, please do feel free to bring your own fabric scraps & photos or pictures to provide inspiration for your framed picture.
The course costs £40.00 to include materials/equipment and use of tools
Class sizes will be limited to 5 people to enable individual tuition - to book please use the drop down menu below to choose your venue & date