Free-Machine Embroidery : A relaxing afternoon of making
Level: Beginners, basic machine skills an advantage
Course length: 3 hours
Materials, equipment and tuition are included.
A fun introduction to using your ordinary sewing machine to ‘draw’ designed for beginners or those who want a refresher. Get to grips with using your sewing machine in a new and exciting way.
An introduction to using your machine to ‘draw’. We will work with a ‘normal’ machine foot and a darning foot (free machining foot). This relaxing session is for beginners or those who want to free up their technique.
You will work with a mix of fabrics (including soluble) and textures to create a flower bowl using your machine to draw the elements together.
Learn simple stitches and textile techniques to make something unique to you. We may also combine some hand stitches to enhance your design.
All materials and threads will be provided. There will be an opportunity to look at different fabrics and fibres you can use, with an emphasis on re-using and adapting scraps and other bits and bobs.
Bring your machine (with manual and a darning foot if you have one) or use one of ours.
Kirstie Allsopp called machine embroidery “the crack-cocaine of crafts”. This workshop will give you a taste of what she means – you might get hooked too (I am!).
*You should already be able to thread and use a machine before the workshop. If you need a refresher we may be able to book in a 121 before hand. Let me know.
This workshop is part of Sam’s Harrow Open Studio. Her artwork will be around for you to use as inspiration and ideas. It will take place in the Stitch Club Studio in Central Pinner. This Aladdin’s cave is full of inspirational textile bits and bobs. It has been adapted to our new way of being with a lovely outdoor working space where you can relax and forget about the world outside.
You will leave with new ideas and the confidence to create your next embroidery independently.