Workshops

Please contact me if you would like me to come to your group and teach a workshop.

These are my current workshops, but I am happy to discuss your requirements.

Vase of flowers

This is a short workshop, which could fit into a morning or afternoon, or be stretched to create a more leisurely whole-day workshop.

It is suitable for complete beginners. You will construct a simple background from patched fabrics, and layer up scraps and oddments to create a picture of a colourful vase of flowers. I can also show you a fun way to create thread flowers using machine embroidery.

See some examples from a workshop here.

Flotsam and Jetsam

This is a longer two or three day workshop for more experienced embroiderers.

Use wire and water soluble fabric to construct a free-hanging transparent embroidered shape. Techniques learnt on the workshop include making cords, using water soluble fabric, handling wire, and stitching beads, sequins and washers with the sewing machine.

See some examples from a workshop here.

Celtic Coastlines

This is a longer three day workshop, but it is suitable for beginners.

You will use calico, papers and paint to construct a background for your embroidery, and then use machine embroidery to add a variety of fabrics and yarns to create a seascape.

You will learn how to use machine embroidery to layer fabrics and threads, including methods of using thicker threads with the sewing machine. If you wish, you can also learn several different methods to construct Celtic knots in order to embellish your work with that final Celtic finishing touch!

See some examples from a workshop here and my weekly class when we did this as a project here. 

Fees

Workshops are £150/day plus mileage at 45p/mile.

I can also come to talk to your group with a selection of my work. Talks are £75 plus mileage at 45p/mile.