I currently give talks as well as 1 & 2 day workshops to Embroiderers Guilds and other stitch groups.
1 Day Workshop
Minimum of 10 people – Maximum of 15
During the day we will explore various methods of translating botanical themed images into stitched samples by free-machining, painting, applique, hand stitching and embellishing. We will explore how the use of fabrics, colour and stitch can evoke different feelings, moods and a completely alternative aesthetic. Each member will go away at the end of the day with a completed piece of unique stitched artwork.
1 Day = £250
2- Day Workshop
Minimum of 10 people - Maximum of 15
Taking inspiration from the nature which surrounds us, you will learn to develop your observations with the exploration of colour, pattern and texture into a fantastic piece of original textile art.
Over the two days I will guide you through the creative process, beginning with your chosen subject we will explore your individual development of ideas through gathering resources and sketching (don't worry, no-one has to be Picasso) With the application of free-machine stitching, painting, applique and hand stitching you will gradually develop your artwork into small samples ready to develop into a piece of original textile art.
2- Day = £500
Requirements for courses - *own sewing machine that is in good working order and has the ability to free machine stitch.
*this is extremely important as I do not have spare machines at this time and you will not be able to complete the workshop without one*
I do not have expert knowledge of sewing machines so if you are not aware of your machines capabilities please bring along your manual in case of any technical issues.
If you have not used your sewing machine before I recommend that you become familiar with it before commencing the workshop.
If you are interested in booking me for either workshops or a talk please email me via the contact form, alternatively call me on 07587084371 and I can send you more information.