10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This course runs:
Friday 3 Aug 7pm-9pm, and
Saturday 4 Aug 10am-5pm
This beginners sewing weekend is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.
I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The art of Free-Motion Embroidery is probably an essential skill for quilters, and textile artists. Plus its fun and useful for anyone who enjoys fabric-based crafts. Described by Kirstie Allsopp as ‘the crack cocaine of craft’, free-motion embroidery is totally addictive and absorbing. But did you know that you can create your own fabric just with thread? It’s mind-blowing what opportunities that offers.
This workshop is a ‘sequel’ to my original Free-Motion Embroidery workshop. So once you’ve learned the basic free-machine embroidery skills, you can learn how to create free-standing motifs. You can use these to add to art pieces, use as jewellery, or as edging on clothing and scarves.