Hand sew a rich, textured panel to use as a picture, bag or cushion front. Layer stitches, adding lots of colour and glitzy foils, finally embellishing with beads and sequins. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers.
All That Glistens
Learn how to use metal in your textile work by making a copper sampler-style piece. Emboss and colour the metal and use a variety of hand and machine techniques to complete the sampler. Confident use of own sewing machine required.
All Wrapped Up
Make pretty pouches, envelopes and sachets to enclose your special gifts. Embellish with organza flowers and cords to make one-of-a-kind ‘wrappings’ for all your presents. Confident use of own sewing machine required.
A machine embroidery workshop, using a range of solubles to make a pretty panel, with hydrangeas and a trellis background. A soldering iron is used extensively in this class. Confident use of sewing machine required.
This is a two-day workshop, essentially the Midas Touch technique, but the opportunity to create a large allium panel – either a single version or a cluster. A hand stitching class, suitable for beginners or the more experienced.
A Sense Of Place
A mixed media workshop, using vintage map, wallpaper and tissue to create a panel that can be stamped and then hand or machine stitched. Pieces will be taken home to be finished, but full instruction will be given on both machine and hand finishing, including how to make a travel journal.
A Touch of Spice
An Indian-style wallhanging will be created in this workshop, using synthetic fabrics and a range of mixed media techniques. Use of your own soldering iron will be part of this class, both for simple mark-making and for the drawing of patterns and motifs. Hand stitching for finishing, plus several ideas for embellishments.
This is an workshop that is ideal for those new to using water solubles in their machine embroidery. We will make a simple double-sided snowflake from organza, that can be used as a tree ornament or as part of a mobile, but ideas will be given on how to extend the technique.
I am happy to run any of the above workshops at my home in Lindsey, providing four people can attend. This is the number my room can comfortably accommodate, but it also means that your tuition would be more individual or tailored to the group. The fee would be £35 per person, the same as the Lindsey Village Hall workshops. Dates would be set at a mutually convenient time.
All workshops run at Lindsey are charged at £35 per person but I also travel to teach at embroidery and textile groups (maximum 15 students) at £150 per day, plus travel.